Illustration, Textile Design, Work In Progress

Series 1: For the love of biology. For the love of fashion.

I decided to try out at a tutorial on how to make kaleidoscopic patterns in Photoshop. I used one of my earlier illustrations for reference. See how much fun you can have with your drawings!

Series 1: For the love of biology. For the love of fashion (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

Series 1: For the love of biology. For the love of fashion (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

Series 1: For the love of biology. For the love of fashion (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

Series 1: For the love of biology. For the love of fashion (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

Series 1: For the love of biology. For the love of fashion (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

Series 1: For the love of biology. For the love of fashion (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

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Illustration, Life Lessons, Textile Design, Work In Progress

So this is what my subconscious comes up with after listening to Alan Watts lecture about our brains, the universe, reality, God…

Inspired by eastern art and philosophy…

Just an internal conversation…

Converse Neuronal Bling (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

Converse Neuronal Bling (Arlene Ellis, 2014)

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Illustration, Science, Textile Design

Love Art and Science? Then please help me win this art competition!

You can win a FREE poster! Click on the link and please “LIKE” my illustration.

I drew moon jellyfish infused with dandelions and lime swallowtail moths. These are organisms many people perceive as pests, but they are still fascinating and beautiful in their own right.

I entered this illustration into the Tombow USA Dual Brush Challenge. If my illustration gets the most “likes,” I will win 50 poster prints of my work and a Tombow storage bag! I will give free posters to 10 random people who have liked my illustration on Tombow’s page. Please take a screenshot of your “like” and message me. Thank you. I would really appreciate your support. Thank you!

"Invasive and Pesky Neurotic Projections." (Arlene Ellis, 2013)

“Invasive and Pesky Neurotic Projections.” (Arlene Ellis, 2013)

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Commissions, Sustainable Design, Textile Design

I designed lungs for Hank and Cupcakes!

"See Through" Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis for Hank and Cupcakes

“See Through” Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis. Commissioned by the band Hank and Cupcakes for a t-shirt design. (For women.)

I recently completed a collaboration the adrenaline-inducing band called Hank and Cupcakes. You really need to check out their live shows. They’re amazing! The band really liked my lung illustration “I breathe patterns”, which featured a cross-species tapestry of organic patterns encased in the shape of lungs. They asked if I could design a set of lungs for one of their t-shirts. In keeping with my artistic theme of showing an interrelationship among all species, I illustrated lungs composed of seahorses, beetles, octopus tentacles, and polyps. We named the design “See Through,” which is one of the songs off their new ‘Naked’ Album.

T-shirt manufacturer: Alternative Apparel (check out their commitment to social responsibility)

If you’re interested in commissioning an illustration, contact me at Organic.Lyricism@gmail.com!

"See Through" Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis for Hank and Cupcakes

“See Through” Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis. Commissioned by the band Hank and Cupcakes for a t-shirt design. (For men.)

"See Through" Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis for Hank and Cupcakes

“See Through” Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis. Commissioned by the band Hank and Cupcakes for a t-shirt design.

"See Through" Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis for Hank and Cupcakes

“See Through” Lung illustration by Arlene Ellis. Commissioned by the band Hank and Cupcakes for a t-shirt design.

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Textile Design, Uncategorized

Fashion Illustration Diary, “Waiting for the right occasion”

"Awaiting the right occasion" (Illustrated by Arlene Ellis, 2013)

I’m teaching myself fashion illustration. I still have a long way to go, but I love drawing the textiles!

Conceptual Coat Textile (Designed and Illustrated by Arlene Ellis, 2013)

The illustration superimposed on the coat is actually for a different project, but I decided to have some fun with it. Look at it as a coat textile!

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