Saturday, 16 January 2016

The Little Mermaid

Good day to you! I have been very busy recently working for a few months on a lovely picture book for Miles Kelly publishers. I illustrated 'The Little Mermaid' (along with the cover). The book is part of their 'Princess Time' range. I had so much fun working on this beautiful book :) All of the artwork was painted in acrylics (for page 23 I used acrylic and collage).

Cover

Page 2-3

Page 4-5

Page 6-7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10-11

Page 12-13

Page 14

Page 15

Page 16

Page 17

Page 18-19

Page 20

Page 21

Page 22

Page 23

Page 24

Here you can see how the sketch transformed into the complete artwork



I had a great time researching all of the sea creatures and sea life. Last summer I visited The Whitby Museum , they have a great exhibition of sea life and creatures. Here are some photos which I took for research.



A selection of beautiful coral
I also visited a lovely shopping arcade in Whitby which has plenty of seashells for sale!






Friday, 15 January 2016

Fun at the Fair!

Below is a small illustration I was recently commissioned to do for a friend. It was for her friend's little girl. I was provided with the name of the little girl, the choice of medium and the size. She wanted the illustration to be on a 'circus theme' and similar to the little water colour I made in 2014. (See below). I like the fragility of this painting :)
Are you interested in commissioning your very own piece of artwork for a new baby? If so please do get in touch. mail@lou-a-ellis.com
'Fun at the Fair' - Water colour and Collage - 7 x 5 inches
The initial rough sketch
The illustration which I painted in 2014

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Princess!

Yipeee! Another book from Miles Kelly featuring my artwork is published! It is the 'Classic Treasury Princess Tales' and features three small interior illustrations. One of which is 'The Frog Prince' which I illustrated for the series of book covers for 'The Brother's Grimm Collection bag'. As mentioned earlier on in my blog, in this book I also illustrated the 'ribbon' borders and created pretty coloured backgrounds to hold the text. The book is available to purchase online from Miles Kelly.






Miles Kelly Collection Bags

Yipee! The Miles Kelly Collection bags are in the shops! They are available to purchase from 
The Works in store and online and from The 




Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

Hello and Happy New Year! I have been so busy lately, but here are some new updates from me.
To coincide with my book covers of 'The Brother's Grimm Collection bag' from Miles Kelly, last year I also illustrated three book covers for 'The Hans Christian Andersen Collection Bag'. I illustrated 'The Brave Tin Soldier', The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Little Mermaid'.




As with 'The Brother's Grimm Collection bag', these books were also presented in a beautiful bag featuring the work of illustrator Laurence Cleyet-Merle. 

I illustrated three out of the five book covers.





I also illustrated the borders inside the book


Below shows how the initial sketch transformed into the finished cover

Monday, 11 January 2016

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Such a sad day. You lit up the world with your art.
My favourite film of all time.
My favourite song.
Thank you.
x