Manchester-born, Melbourne-based Richard Ellis balances two practices. He works a day job in art direction and graphic design, but at night he turns into a chucklesome illustrator who draws large bare bottomed characters in a innate sketchy style. His work offers an illustrated view of contemporary culture and social insecurities.
Studying in Salford, Richard completed a degree in graphic design with a major in illustration. “Without sounding like a child prodigy, I have been drawing my entire life. On paper, canvases, walls etc…” The disposition of the illustrator’s characters are interpretations of day to day people and the awkwardness that is perceived in day-to-day interactions.