Eleanor is an illustrator based in Seattle: originally from northern Virginia, temporary Brooklynite, now currently in the Pacific Northwest. Sketchbook in hand, she travels her neighborhood and foreign countries the same way, pen in hand, eyes up. She lives with her partner in an apartment by the lake with 60 houseplants, give or take.

Follow her sketching correspondence on the Seattle Urban Sketchers blog.

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Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, B.F.A. 2013

Selected clients: Boston Globe Magazine, Downtown Seattle Association, Hilton, Hong Kong Living, Indiewalls, Kroger, Lion’s Roar Magazine, Marriott, Microsoft, Rappaport, VICE, west elm

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public projects mapped on Wescover
Selected Press / Published

• Superstition Review (ASU online literary magainze): Issue 22. December 2018
• The Sun Gazette: Artists Putting Finishing Touches on Scenic Mural in Vienna. November 2018
• Capitol Hill Tool Library: Eleanor Doughty profile & interview. July 2018
• CBS19: New mural highlights Charlottesville's diversity and beauty. June 2018
• Vienna Patch: Stunning Mural to Beautify Vienna, VA Shopping Center. May 2018

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are your dream projects?
A: working on backgrounds/environmental visual development for games or animations! Also more murals! 

Q: Will you paint me a picture?
A: me!

Q: what is “urban sketching”?
A: the practice of drawing from life, recording authentically what’s in front of you. merging journalism and visual art. drawing in groups and alone, and sharing online what we make.

Q: who are some of your influences?
A: Big fan of: Masaaki Yuasa, Tadahiro Uesugi, Felicita Sala, Taiyo Matsumoto, 61chi...

Q: what pen do you use?
A: drawing is more about composition and line quality than “magic tools”...but I really like using parallel pens (sometimes modified) and other kinds of tools that make chunky lines.

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