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Hello! I'm Shelby Elizabeth, an illustrator living and working in Austin, Texas.

I graduated with Honors from Ringling College of Art and Design, where I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration.

My artwork is completed using primarily traditional mediums, concentrating on pen and ink. From a youn… Read More
Hello! I'm Shelby Elizabeth, an illustrator living and working in Austin, Texas.

I graduated with Honors from Ringling College of Art and Design, where I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration.

My artwork is completed using primarily traditional mediums, concentrating on pen and ink. From a young age I was attracted to the qualities of ink drawing. The permanence of each pen mark, rather than being intimidating, has always excited and challenged me. The need for patience, attention to detail, and at the same time spontaneity lends itself to the beauty of the medium. Expressing the world through line, whether it be creating the course texture of a tree or the soft delicacy of a flower petal, allows me to understand each object I draw with more clarity.

My subject matter currently focuses on nature. I enjoy rendering plants and animals to both improve my own abilities and to depict their expressive nature. Exploring wildlife whether it be directly from life or through a photograph helps me to reinvigorate my passion for nature.

In addition to my wildlife drawings, I love creating illustrations for classic fairy tales. Since the invention of the printing press, illustration has often accompanied the retelling of fables. It's my delight to carry on the tradition of depicting timeless folk tales and modern lore.

In the future I hope to continue to challenge myself further and dedicate myself to pen and ink illustration.

Thank you for visiting!
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'Art Will Save Us' Show
2018 Cherry Cola Dog Gallery, Austin TX

'Bling Bling' Show
2017 Art.Work Gallery, Austin TX

'Pancakes and Booze' Show
2017 Elysium, Austin TX

'Alcohol Art Show', Super Rad Collective,
2017 Jerry's Artarama, Austin TX

Baby Animal Show
Terra Toys Gallery, Austin TX
Apr-May 2017

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'Art Will Save Us' Show
2018 Cherry Cola Dog Gallery, Austin TX

'Bling Bling' Show
2017 Art.Work Gallery, Austin TX

'Pancakes and Booze' Show
2017 Elysium, Austin TX

'Alcohol Art Show', Super Rad Collective,
2017 Jerry's Artarama, Austin TX

Baby Animal Show
Terra Toys Gallery, Austin TX
Apr-May 2017

Featured in dpi Magazine, Vol. 203
March, 2016

Juror's Award: Best of Ringling 2014
Ringling College of Art and Design; Juror David Saylor
April 2014

In Show: Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition
Society of Illustrators
February 2014

In Show: "Sketchbook: Close Up"
Ringling College of Art and Design
September 2013

Van Porter Artist of the Year Award
Arts and Design Society, March 2010 Read Less
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