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A Rig for Every Vote

Digital editorial illustration, 2016.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, Whimsical, Political, Americana, Vintage / Retro, Edgy

© Elara Mari

Questlove Love

Silkscreen print, 2016.

Keywords: Caricature, Line with Color, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Edgy

© Elara Mari

Slithery Clinton

Editorial illustration, 2016. Hillary Clinton; presidential race; political; DNC

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Line with Color, Scratchboard, Whimsical, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Elara Mari

The GOP as GYNs

Editorial Illustration, 2016.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Line with Color, Pastel, Stylized, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Edgy

© Elara Mari

The Thought that Counts

Editorial Illustration, 2016.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Line, Line with Color, Whimsical, Humor, Editorial, People, Romance, Edgy

© Elara Mari

Trump Loves the Poorly Educated

Editorial illustration, 2016.

Keywords: Digital, Lettering, Line with Color, Logo Design, Scratchboard, Woodcut, Editorial, Education, Political, Branding

© Elara Mari

The GOP Wigs Out

Editorial illustration, 2016.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Graphic, Scratchboard, Stylized, Woodcut, Celebrities, Editorial, Political, Edgy

© Elara Mari

Cash Flow

Editorial Illustration, 2016. Voting;political;system; corruption;corporate;finance; power

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Line with Color, Editorial, Political, Vintage / Retro, Edgy, Financial

© Elara Mari

Donald Trump, Devil May Care

Donald Trump has raised eyebrows with his ruthless opinions and careless remarks. What might a Trump presidency actually look like?

Keywords: Graphic, Stylized, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Elara Mari

Quit Harping

Conceptual, editorial, symbolism, detachment, harp, music, instrument, business, attitude

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Editorial

© Elara Mari

More Bang For Your Buck

illustration, silkscreen, multiplicity, stretching a dollar, fiscal responsibility, multiplicity, corporate, business, planning, dollar, buck, antlers, colorful, complex

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Animals, Nature, Lifestyle, Edgy, Financial

© Elara Mari

Piqued Ambition

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Stylized, Silk Prints, Editorial

© Elara Mari

Keywords: Collage, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Stylized, Whimsical, Posters, Transportation, Travel, Vintage / Retro

© Elara Mari

Singapore Airshow

Singapore Airshow Poster proposal. Orange, yellow, aerospace, corporate, planes, silhouettes, flight, lion

Keywords: Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Corporate, Posters, Travel, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro

© Elara Mari

Detachment Disorder

Editorial spot illustration, 2016.

Keywords: Digital, Line with Color, Whimsical, Editorial, Health, Medical, People

© Elara Mari

Flour Power

Baker, trance, artisan, short story, narrative, portrait, power, wheat, seduction

Keywords: Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Humor, Corporate, Editorial, People, Portrait, Vintage / Retro

© Elara Mari

@pontifex

A tweeting Pope Francis. portrait, current events, caricature, turquoise, pastel, texture, illustration, pontiff, social media, twitter, tweets.

Keywords: Line with Color, Whimsical, Monoprints, Humor, Celebrities, People, Political, Portrait, Religious, Spiritual

© Elara Mari

See Rabbit Run

screen print, silk screen, runaway, animals, rabbit, narrative, story, poem, children, drama, simple, line art, cream, yellow, black

Keywords: Line with Color, Texture, Silk Prints, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Mystery, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro

© Elara Mari

Beat to the Draw

illustration, silkscreen, nature, narcissism, financial, corporate, responsibility

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Animals, Nature, Wildlife, Vintage / Retro, Financial

© Elara Mari

Comrade Sanders

Could Bernie's brand of Socialism be what America needs?

Keywords: Caricature, Impressionistic, Painterly, Silk Prints, Action, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Elara Mari

The Dungeon Master

illustration, silkscreen, narrative, portrait, short story, New Yorker, dungeons and dragons, teens, angst

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Editorial, People, Portrait, Youth

© Elara Mari

Dueling Pianos

silkscreen, narrative, portrait, modern, mirror

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Editorial, People, Portrait, Vintage / Retro, Edgy

© Elara Mari

See a Cat about a Man

lithograph, drawing, portrait, inner feelings, emotions, pets, business, job, dissatisfaction, midlife, man, men, cats, pets, yellow, brown

Keywords: Caricature, Line with Color, Whimsical, Animals, Editorial, Nature, People, Portrait, Vintage / Retro, Urban

© Elara Mari

AIRTHONG

For those deeply committed to the thong lifestyle. Purple, brush line, airport, tarmac, airlines, niche, lifestyle, inappropriate.

Keywords: Line with Color, Whimsical, Humor, Editorial, Leisure, People, Travel, Lifestyle, Edgy

© Elara Mari

Altered States

Based on Altered States, by Oliver Sacks. Memoirs, 1960s, drug culture, migraines, neurologist, doctor, brain, study, experimentation

Keywords: Figurative, Line with Color, Texture, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Editorial, People, Portrait, Vintage / Retro, Edgy

© Elara Mari

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Editorial, Food, Health, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Environmental

© Elara Mari

Shades of Black

movie poster, hand-lettering, mixed media, white, black, minimal, eyelashes

Keywords: Calligraphy, Conceptual, Graphic, Lettering, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Editorial, Posters, Edgy

© Elara Mari

Smile On

Editorial portfolio piece. Layout design, silk screen illustration, scorpion, smiley face, reform, rehab, training, employee, corporate

Keywords: Conceptual, Line with Color, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Humor, Animals, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Edgy, Financial

© Elara Mari

Elara Mari Illustration

Biography

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 (www.portfolios.scad.edu). 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.

Style/Techniques

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

Subject/Specialties

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