26 year old artist and tattoo apprentice from Brisbane, Australia has created a series of incredibly detailed portraits, rich in color and dimension by just using Prismacolor pencils and watercolors. According to her website, she specializes in “realism portraits and creations” and goes into a meditative and calm state of consciousness when with a pencil or paintbrush in hand. Elle’s prismacolor portraits successfully blend the subtle approach to portrait making and the art of tattoo design.
As her inspiration Elle points out:
I think the world needs more beauty, and to be inspired. I watch the news and its always sad or shocking or violent and I guess I just want to create things that can counteract that, if only for a second. If I can draw something beautiful or cheerful that makes someone smile then I am doing my part.
Via Elle Wills‘ website and Facebook