UK-based artist Eleanor Taylor creates mesmerizing illustrations of eerie looking animals, people, and landscapes. Her fictional fantasies are made by using a mixture of paint, charcoal, ink, and collage.
Since graduating with an MA in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art in 2011, and a BA in Illustration from Norwich College of Art in 2008, Taylor has worked on multiple projects; illustrating picture books, designing book covers and working for notable clients like the New York Times and New Yorker.
But her love of drawing begun long before that, when she was just a young girl. “From the age of seven to sixteen, I was home educated,” recalled the artist. “Me and my brother had a routine – we got up early and completed our lessons in the morning. This meant the afternoons could be spent doing creative fun things like playing in the garden making dens, and as I got older sitting in the shed and drawing.”
“A lot of learning was self-directed and I think this has given me lots of self-motivation which can’t be a bad thing for an illustrator. I grew up without a television so I spent a lot of time wrapped up in books and I think this nurtured my imagination and gave me a love of stories.”
Take a look at some of her delightful creations.