With a portfolio full of gorgeous and glamorous fashion illustrations, Elly Azizian is an artist who draws with verve and dynamism, which is refined only by her attention to detail. A former competitive ballroom dancer, Elly’s secret is in her understanding of movement and flexibility – that of the model, and of the garment being illustrated. It’s a holistic approach to fashion illustration, and it’s a winner.
After her career in dance, Elly studied Haute Couture at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is based in New York and thrives on the energy and creativity of the city, particularly in the fashion and sector, where she’s worked with a range of global brands.
Clients love Elly’s versatility, and that she will develop an individual look for each project, with as much or as little detail as the client desires. She’s inspired by theatre and cabaret, vivacious female characters and the art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and René Gruau.
Elly has four layers to her approach – pose, line, colour and texture. How she renders each, and to what level of detail, determines the look and feel of the project. She is a mixed-media artist blending pastels, markers, coloured pencils and more…
Every image Elly draws is graphic, dynamic and theatrical, as she creates everything from minimal line drawing through to fierce Fauvist colour renders.
Fluent in English and Russian, with some French.
2022 – Fashion Illustration and Drawing Worldwide Awards – Finalist
2021 – Fashion Illustration and Drawing Worldwide Awards – Shortlisted Artist
2021 – Artrepreneur Glamour in Art – Honourable Mention