Howdy Partner!

This here is the eclectic blog of artist/illustrator Ellen Stedfeld, for a glimpse into my kooky mind and to see some of the many things I do. You may find it helpful to note that this originated in 2008 as a place to display galleries of my artwork (still temporarily viewable at right) but has gradually taken on a more blog-like form, and my current objective - now in the midst of 2014 and entering 2015 - is to make it be so!

Since I get too busy actually doing things to talk about them all, I apologize for any lapses or anomalies in chronology. If you really want to know what I'm up to, visit me at Carmine Street Comics or my next event. Otherwise, enjoy!

(My new and improving website is, and you can follow me on Twitter @ellesaur and Instagram @ellesaurarts)

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster

Looks like the new week's topic went up at least a few minutes early, so I couldn't post to Illustration Friday the one that was supposed to be ending, but here's my contribution to NOISE:

Calligraphy & brush pens, February 2015

This Week's Offering

Taking the prompt of "Passion" along with a discussion of making squid art - and here's what you get:

Latest Art

Always challenging myself to new things, and recently I've been haunting Illustration Friday again, with their weekly prompt. Took a little more time with this one...

This Week's Topic: TOY
I'd title it "Girl Talk" or maybe "Girls' Night Out"
January 2015

Hero Central InterDimensional Office (Art Show)

What's happening right now? Heroes & Villains group art exhibit at Ouchi Gallery! As your local representative/artist for Hero Central Headquarters, I can give you a free consultation and registration to become a hero (or villain - don't tell HC!) from Tues, November 25th - Sun, November 30th. So as I type this, you still have the rest of this weekend to visit and sign up! Gallery hours are 12-6pm, and therefore my "office hours" are about 1 or 2 until 5pm. Read through the files of famous heroes and the villains they've captured, and join the list yourself, as part of Hero Central's first efforts at setting up a temporary branch through the InterDimensional Outreach Program.

Ouchi Gallery's address is 170 Tillary Street, Suite 105 in Brooklyn, NY. Close to the Jay St-Metrotech and Borough Hall subway stops. See you very soon!

Follow the Ellesaur at NY Comic Con 2014!

As usual, my blog can't keep up with my life! The most important thing to tell you about right now is that I've set up a "Follow the Ellesaur" scavenger hunt for New York Comic Con where you get to meet a bunch of amazing creators, collect their signatures/doodles, then find me for a small sketch prize.

More details will be posted on my main website - - but all your really need to get going is the flyer with names of participating creators. I'll be passing them out at the convention, but you can print your own right here, if the internet allows...

Baltimore Comic Con, Day 2

So many sketches today! Here are a few for you to see...