5 Things About IF Participant Ellen Byrne

Name: Ellen Byrne
Location: Frederick, MD
Fave IF Topic you’ve illustrated: Enough (Favorite but sad since I posted this 3 years before she died.)

What is something you would like to learn to do?
I would LOVE to learn how to break away from being literal when I approach an illustration, especially with the concept. Smart concepts impress me to no end.

What’s your most-used art tool?
Adobe Illustrator on my MacBook Pro (so little prep and cleanup!)

3 things that inspire you (yes, only 3):
Being around creative people (this includes stop-ins at Illustration Friday)
An assignment, any assignment.
Everyday ordinary life (of course it’s never ordinary) 

What are you looking forward to?
Running, dancing, walking the dog, doing yoga after I get new knees in the next few months.

Tell us something random about yourself.
I went to highschool with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)


*You guys are what make Illustration Friday amazing! Thank you for participating each week.

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at
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Posted by Thomas James on 09/07/12 under artists
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