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Monday Moodboard Rio 2016

Rio! Monday Moodboard ellasplace.co.uk

The Rio 2016 Olympics kick off this Friday so I thought it would be a fitting subject for my Monday moodboard.

It is such an amazing source of inspiration. I’ve already created a series of work looking at Brazilian birds and florals. I’m also fascinated by Rio’s fabulous tiled beach fronts and decorative, colourful buildings as well as its dramatic landscapes and glorious carnivals. I’m really looking forward to learning more about this wonderful place over the coming weeks.

 

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Drawing of the week: Birds of Brazil

Birds of Brazil Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.ukThis week’s drawing of the week is my Birds from Brazil guide, created as a celebration of the up-coming Rio 2016 Olympics.
Bird of Brazil illustration Ella Johnston
My illustrated guide features six Brazilian bird illustrations; blue nuthatch, anaripe manakin, toucan, Brazilian tanager, chestnut-backed tanager and green-headed tanager.

Bird of Brazil illustration Ella Johnston
All the drawings are created with watercolour and black pen – you know, my trademark illustration style. You can buy the print of these Brazilian beauties at my Not On The High Street shop click here to see it.

Bird of Brazil illustration Ella Johnston
Bird of Brazil illustration Ella Johnston
Bird of Brazil illustration Ella Johnston
Green Tanager Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.uk