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Elara Mari Illustration

illustration of Digital editorial illustration, 2016.
illustration of Silkscreen print, 2016.
illustration of Editorial illustration, 2016. Hillary Clinton; presidential race; political; DNC
illustration of Editorial Illustration, 2016.
illustration of Editorial Illustration, 2016.
illustration of Editorial illustration, 2016.
illustration of Editorial illustration, 2016.
illustration of Editorial Illustration, 2016. Voting;political;system; corruption;corporate;finance; power
illustration of Donald Trump has raised eyebrows with his ruthless opinions and careless remarks. What might a Trump presidency actually look like?
illustration of Conceptual, editorial, symbolism, detachment, harp, music, instrument, business, attitude
illustration of illustration, silkscreen, multiplicity, stretching a dollar, fiscal responsibility, multiplicity, corporate, business, planning, dollar, buck, antlers, colorful, complex
illustration of Conceptual, Line with Color, Stylized, Silk Prints, Editorial
illustration of Collage, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Stylized, Whimsical, Posters, Transportation, Travel, Vintage / Retro
illustration of Singapore Airshow Poster proposal. Orange, yellow, aerospace, corporate, planes, silhouettes, flight, lion
illustration of Editorial spot illustration, 2016.
illustration of Baker, trance, artisan, short story, narrative, portrait, power, wheat, seduction
illustration of A tweeting Pope Francis. 
portrait, current events, caricature, turquoise, pastel, texture, illustration, pontiff, social media, twitter, tweets.
illustration of screen print, silk screen, runaway, animals, rabbit, narrative, story, poem, children, drama, simple, line art, cream, yellow, black
illustration of illustration, silkscreen, nature, narcissism, financial, corporate, responsibility
illustration of Could Bernie's brand of Socialism be what America needs?
illustration of illustration, silkscreen, narrative, portrait, short story, New Yorker, dungeons and dragons, teens, angst
illustration of silkscreen, narrative, portrait, modern, mirror
illustration of lithograph, drawing, portrait, inner feelings, emotions, pets, business, job, dissatisfaction, midlife, man, men, cats, pets, yellow, brown
illustration of For those deeply committed to the thong lifestyle.
Purple, brush line, airport, tarmac, airlines, niche, lifestyle, inappropriate.
illustration of Based on Altered States, by Oliver Sacks. Memoirs, 1960s, drug culture, migraines, neurologist, doctor, brain, study, experimentation
illustration of Conceptual, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Editorial, Food, Health, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Environmental
illustration of movie poster, hand-lettering, mixed media, white, black, minimal, eyelashes
illustration of Editorial portfolio piece. Layout design, silk screen illustration, scorpion, smiley face, reform, rehab, training, employee, corporate


Elara Mari specializes in hand drawing, hand lettering, screen-printing, lithography and mono printing. Her work explores the absurd and sublime of pop culture, combining her love of drawing and traditional mark-making, with storytelling, portraiture, and her signature bold use of color. Elara’s illustrations have appeared in publications from Taunton Press, Rodale, Mother Earth News, Storey Publishing, Black Dog & Leventhal, Chelsea Green Publishing, and Skipstone Press, among others.  In September of 2015, Elara’s work was featured in the curated SCAD Portfolios ( In 2014 she received two Applied Art Student awards, and was presented with Honorable Mention at SCAD’s annual juried print show, Alexander Ink. Elara received a Master of Arts in Illustration in 2015 from SCAD, where she concentrated on traditional printmaking techniques and editorial illustration. She graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2003.


Calligraphy, Caricature, Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Scratchboard, Stylized, Texture, Woodcut, Whimsical, Monoprints, Silk Prints


Humor, Action, Animals, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Food, Health, Leisure, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Religious, Romance, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Spiritual, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding