Hello there! I am Nicola Ellen.
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember; drawing with my Dad when I was really young and creating my own characters with their own stories when I was a little bit older. I took the chance to study art at every opportunity I could through school, going on to study a BA Illustration and Design.
Illustrating is a way for me to experience the world and learn about the things I am drawing. I love learning about the things I draw and I enjoy the creative challenge that illustrating text and ideas presents me.
I have particular interest in drawing buildings, flowers and cheeky characters for books, but I enjoy the challenge of illustrating anything. I work with traditional media; pen, ink, pencil, watercolour pencils and paper. I’m never without a sketchbook and pencil!
I am lucky enough to live in Sheffield, and draw great inspiration from the fantastic historic architecture around the city as well as the beautiful sights of the Peak District and the Moss Valley right on my doorstep. With the best of both worlds it’s so easy to soak up inspiration.
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