Thursday, 7 May 2015


Some of my most recent 'work'

I've been really inspired recently by the Gilette Venus #useyourand campaign (if you don't know what it is, then watch the video here). I think it's so important to embrace as many different sides of your personality as possible and so I thought I'd share one of my 'and's with you. If you didn't know, art is one of my biggest passions. I actually took A Level art and did an Art Foundation course last year where I discovered a love for illustration (despite specialising in set design and making a 6 foot tall Crayola crayon for my final project but that's not the point.).

A selection of stuff from A Level and more recently
I didn't choose to study art at degree level, and coincidentally I really don't practice it enough. Recently I've been really trying to get back into illustration and I've taken my style in a totally new direction. I'm loving line drawings and using block colours and I'm so excited for exams to be over so I can work on improving my style and working up some bigger ideas. 
Part of my copy of Hokusai's Great Wave

If you're interested in my art then I'd LOVE to share more with you on my blog. The first four images at the top of the post are just a few quick, recent examples of where I want my work to go in future.

If that's what your stomach looks like, go see a doctor.

What's your 'and'?
Elly xxx

P.S: I apologise for the lack of blog posts recently. Life has been really crazy and I'm right in the middle of exam season so I'm feeling guilty doing anything but revising. If I'm not studying I'm procrastin-eat-ing (hate myself but the puns are the only thing keeping me going right now) and it doesn't leave much time for blogging. I have a lot planned for alldeathbydiamonds, though, so please don't give up on me!


  1. Wow, this is just stunning work. It's beautiful, oh my goodness! I could never draw, much less illustrate. This is incredible <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  2. love everything! great photos :D

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (

  3. You're so talented, you should definitely pursue it in some way!
    Totally agree that having an 'and' is so important, i mentioned it in one of my posts recently as mine is fitness :) xx

  4. Gorgeous illustrations, you are so talented! I really wish I could draw because this really inspires me x

    Electra Violet ||

  5. You created an exquisite drawing of a wave--when I saw it, I immediately thought how perfect it lends itself to a fabric!!

    My 'and' is ballet--I love taking classes at this little studio where they teach in Santa Monica, California! I wish I had the time to drive all the way over there from Hollywood!! But, if I could I would do this twice per week because it makes me feel so relaxed and toned!!!

    Kiss kiss,
    adorn la femme


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