Kickstarting the first Q&A for 2018 with a colourful treat - delve into the quirky world of Ellie H; the 'weird person' behind those bloody good hand drawings you've probably seen all over Instagram? If not spruce up your day with shuturp’s existence here.
A one stop shop* plentiful of coloured and b/w drawings that go hand in hand with realistic phrases that most of you, including myself can relate to... Perhaps a little too well.
*Insta page, but you can buy the prints here in many forms (treat yourself, or a loved one, friend, family member, even your pet).
Oh and if you want something a little more permanent then make sure to purchase a TATTOO TICKET.
"This is gonna be my year.." - working her butt off, Ellie has heaps of treats in store and some sweet words for her followers.
>>> Scroll down to see the Q&A now!! Plus feast your eyes at a selection of artworks. >>>
Hey! How’s 2018 treating you so far?
SUPER DUPER. This year is gonna be my year I can feel it in my hair.
What’s the name you go by?
Ellie. Or my girlfriend calls me Gabby Goo ;)
Where are you currently based?
Gold Coast, QLD.
How did you get to where you are now?
Consistency and not giving up! It took a long time…
Can you briefly outline a typical day for you?
Go to the gym, eat, doodle some weird things, pack orders, go to the post office, draw some more, eat a bit more, maybe see a friend or my mum, sleep. Very interesting I know ;)
Do you remember your first artwork?
Yes! It was a small lady with a bob saying "just relax", I even made it into a shirt which I still have somewhere.
Let’s take it back to when ‘@shuturp’ began.
About 3 years ago now! I just made an Instagram for somewhere to keep my artwork; I didn't really think much of it until I started getting more and more followers! I never thought this would be my job that's for sure.
I see the existence of your work as a fun, artistic way to get across some straight up truthful aspects of life… Is this similar to why you started creating?
When I started all of this I wasn't in the best headspace so it was a way for me to escape. Then I realised that if it helped me it could probably help other people too and that's why a lot of my art is about life and its ups and downs. 🙂
Who, what, where inspires you most?
Most of my artwork is based on myself or people that I meet in my life. If I'm feeling like a bag of poo I will draw a bag of poo and post it and hope other bag of poo's know that they're not alone.
You just released new shirts (which are rad!), what else can we expect to see this year?
I am going to be bringing out more t-shirts, jumpers, hats, pants (I hope) and probably some more socks!
What does the future have in store for you?
I am hoping to have my label in stores across Australia and eventually have my own store one day, maybe…
Ever done an exhibition?
No! But that is another thing I plan to do this year.
Your favourite artwork and/or favourite quote?
Any artwork by filthyratbag/ marc johns / lianafinck and probably many more but I just woke up and my brain is broken.
Tips for emerging/existing creatives.
Just do what YOU wanna do. Don't try and please everyone and don't do anything that doesn't sit well with you. Don't give up either! If this is really what you want, you'll make it work. 😉
Any final words?
If you don't like the way your life is, change it.
THANKYOU TO EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTS ME YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE!