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21 March 2007 @ 01:30 pm
Travel In Ink - Antarctica 2006  
The Abbotsleigh Antarctica Trip 2006: (Antarctica Leg)

On the 1st January 2006, we left Sydney airport, Australia to embark on our long awaited Antarcitca trip. These are the ink sketches from the trip. The sketches were completed using a Pilot P-700 Gel pen and Staedtler HB and 2B pencil. All sketches were completed in a Journal. Sketches are owned by Alexandra Marshall (ellymelly) and may not be reproduced without express permission.
Special thanks to kwayera. Her photographs were priceless in helping create this journal.


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englishwanabe: bexy shirelyenglishwanabe on March 21st, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
ok first i'd like to say that these are BRILLIANT like i mean i really really like them, your style is unique and gorgeous!

secondly YOUR NAME IS MARSHALL! dude my name is Phoebe Marshall!
ellymellyellymelly on March 21st, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
secondly YOUR NAME IS MARSHALL! dude my name is Phoebe Marshall!

That's because we're related *duh* lmao. :D

Thank you for your comment as well!
(no subject) - englishwanabe on March 21st, 2007 09:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ellymelly on March 21st, 2007 10:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - englishwanabe on March 21st, 2007 11:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ellymelly on March 21st, 2007 11:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
monsie: perving bill - starbuck92monsie on March 21st, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
Wow! *speechless* What did you wanna know again?
ellymellyellymelly on March 21st, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
thank you! *hugs* I was just wondering what people thought of them in general. lol
(no subject) - monsie on March 21st, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
hypercazhypercaz on March 21st, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
smegging awesome!! You are extremely talented, my friend, and don't forget Caz when you're famous =D These bring back so many memories!!
ellymelly: it is only your soulellymelly on March 21st, 2007 11:03 am (UTC)
thank you caz. we all had a ball over there :D
A work in progress: Genius Edna Mode Incrediblesancarett on March 21st, 2007 11:50 am (UTC)
You know how much I love your journal stuff. Especially the penguins!
ellymelly: may I take your order?ellymelly on March 21st, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
*tight hug*
arlet33 on March 21st, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
so pretty! i can't believe you drew all of those. awesome. god, i'd love to go there.
ellymellyellymelly on March 21st, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
i highly recommend going there and if you do, you have to go on, 'MS Explorer' also known as the "Little Red Ship".
Purpleyin/Hans: justmissyvortexdv on March 21st, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Wow. Uh, I can't think of anything more intelligable but your style is glorious.
ellymellyellymelly on March 21st, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the feedback!
The Lady Lucillatheladylucilla on March 21st, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, these are wonderful.


ellymellyellymelly on March 21st, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
whales - yes, they were awesome. they decided it might be a top idea to rub themselves against our boat. :D
(no subject) - theladylucilla on March 21st, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
pocketwitch: Laura - looking downpocketwitch on March 21st, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous. Just gorgeous. The drawing of the ship blows me away. And the penguins are frakking adorable.

Amazing work.
ellymellyellymelly on March 22nd, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking the time to have a look :D The ship is 'The Little Red Ship'. Best ship in the frakking world :D
poisoniv13poisoniv13 on March 21st, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
Wow....Your sketches are AMAZING! I absolutely love the penguins, they are my favorite animal and your drawings make them look so real, these might as well be photographs. Looks like such an awesome trip!
ellymellyellymelly on March 22nd, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Thank you :D The penguins were gorgeous but there were SOO many of them it was kind of scary :D
spud66cat: Blue Lauraspud66cat on March 21st, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
These are amazing. You are very talented! I especially loved the the animals. The seals and penguins look so cute. It must have been an awesome trip.
ellymellyellymelly on March 22nd, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Thank you :D The animals are my favourite to draw because they were so adorable :D
Anything Can Beanything_can_be on March 21st, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
If something was going to drag your attention away from BSG, I'm glad it was this :) The penguins steal the show (don't they always). Thanks for posting them for us to see :)
ellymellyellymelly on March 22nd, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: Bee-uuu-teee-fulll
Yes, it's good to have something to distract you from bsg every now and then :D thank you for your comments! :D
sidhe1sidhe1 on March 21st, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Hun, you are so talented! I can't draw a convincing stick man. These are wonderful. And OMG penguins! I love penguins!
ellymellyellymelly on March 22nd, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you sidhe! and penguins, yes - they kind of ruled the place down there!
laet_vlaet_v on March 21st, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm really impressed! You sketches are wonderful. I draw myself, and I can't tell you there are amazing? I love especially the way give life at the pinguoins!!!

I can't do the same!!!!!!
ellymellyellymelly on March 22nd, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
you draw? I would love to see some of your drawings! :D
merdywoemerdywoe on March 21st, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
beautiful. I wish I had your talent. I can't draw a straight line with a ruler (I leave a curve where my thumb is holding it.) I think I liked the rocks best. Beautiful.
ellymellyellymelly on March 22nd, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
lmao :D And you're the first person to pick the rocks :D *hugs*
scratch_ar: Want thisscratch_ar on March 23rd, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
There should be a law. You should be a criminal. NO ONE should be allowed to have as much talent as you've got.

When's the exhibit? *will be going, no longer ANY question*
ellymellyellymelly on March 23rd, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
you know, you really ARE too nice to me lol! but if i'm a criminal then so are you :D

and lol... there's no exhibit, it's just a little shop down in the Queen Victoria Building. I'm nevous as HECK even taking my journal down there. I'm still filling in the Argentina section of the trip. (yes, like my writing, i have been procrastinating).

*is terrified*
(no subject) - scratch_ar on March 23rd, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Sapph: Barnsapphs on December 9th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Wow these are amazing! *awe* The one of your ship is probably my favourite. It's just gorgeous!
ellymelly: mmmellymelly on December 9th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
i love drawing ships lol - they look so serene on the water :D
The Geekish Tomboy: bathingboudiceaborn on December 9th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
These are absolutely beautiful - you're very talented!
ellymelly: rescueellymelly on December 9th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
thank you so much :D
Campmothacampmotha on December 9th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
Plate :002 Holy Toledo that is freaking amazing, OMG the detail is ridiculous *good ridiculous, like major amazing) *faints*

005 - Awwww wow this should so be in a book, i can see your animal images being perfect for some really posh awesome picture books, please don't find that offensive, its a compliment. OMG's, this reminds me of like a movie wowo

All of your penguins are stunning, you capture them so well its incridible really/

022/028- Holy Hannah, amazing.

029 - adorable and frak hun you really do have some mad talent.

036 - How awesome is that scene? woah.

039 - that ship is amazing, and again the detail you have captured is outstanding.

051 - ok thos two little seals are to die for and the penguin looks like ummm Biz sooo amazing. so realistic too OMG *melts*

052 - OMG another boat, woaaaah elllymelly

Seriously hun your work just blows me away, absolutely stunning. This is the kinda work i would pay to have in my house. *dies*
Seriously how are you not famous yet?
ellymelly: confirm purchaseellymelly on December 9th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
thank you so so much for your detailed comment. feedback is much appreciated!

these are all in my travel journal - a gorgeous leather bound journal which i take with me when i go on long trips. i've got a section on rome as well, but i haven't finished - i'll post that when i next update.

if you could think of a way to make money out of this - an impoverished student would love to know lmao!!!!!!!
birdgirl78: ganderedbirdgirl78 on September 27th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Oh jesus god--you draw too? Is there anything you can't do????
Seriously, thanks for sharing this with me...it is made of awesome.
*stares at pretties*