Ellis mainly creates digital artwork but also enjoys painting, wants to branch out into sculpture and aspires to be a graphic novelist. “A lot of my art is about glimpses into people’s lives, feelings or experiences. I like zooming in on a specific moment and asking, ‘what’s happening here?’”
For inspiration, Ellis looks to graphic novelists like Tillie Walden and Bryan Lee O’Malley. “I like comics because you can create a palpable emotion. I’m trying to chase that with my art.” Music also inspires her. Often when she’s drawing she will write song lyrics in speech bubbles in the corner. “Again with music, it pins down an emotion and a scene that you can have fun with.”
In her spare time, when she isn’t “low on motivation, low on money, low on time”, Ellis enjoys combat robotics which, to the uninitiated, involves building small robots within a set of restrictions that then battle each other. It’s a bit like Robot Wars but on a very small scale – around 150 grams.