#149 Ellie Fryer
Ellie is a Kingston Illustration Animation Graduate. Working prolifically in a blend of hand drawn and digital illustration. This blending of traditional and digital image-making methods is distinctive of her work. She believe that utilising both styles together allows her to make use of ‘the best of both worlds’. Beginning with traditional drawings allows her the freedom to incorporate reportage pieces from any area of her work. Digitalising this then provides the opportunity to fine-tune and add detail to these drawings, while also giving her the opportunity to create abstract scenes comprised of real-life figures. She tends to use a limited variety of materials, as she feels that she knows what medium she works best in. However, she still enjoys experimenting with and exploring line quality, shape, texture and colour. Ellie’s affection for books and, more predominantly, illustrated books, has led her to pursuing these stylistic and methodological experiments, as well as playing with both sequential and non-linear narratives. Her joy for illustration stems from a love of traditional drawing and obsession with detail.