Eel Costello
Sculptor/Illustrator/Painter/Maker

Eel Costello

SCULPTOR/ILLUSTRATOR/PAINTER/MAKER

Los Angeles, California

 https://www.behance.net/eelcostello
Instagram @ellecoco
 

 

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I make greeting cards by hand. I also make candy expressing the female form and body positivity. I love working with my hands, whether it be with wood, paper, ink, paint or candy. Multicolor everything.

 

WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?

Always working and trying to involve myself in as much as I can manage while continuously trying to learn and incorporate new things. Embracing the hustle.

 

FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?

Energy!

 

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?

I am making gummy candy in the shapes of female anatomy by hand, as well designing and building the packaging. I am also making greeting cards on the side.

 

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS? 

I enjoy toying with viewers, creating with a bit of uncomfortable humor in the back of my mind. My color palette is always multicolor; taste the rainbow! I also usually incorporate the female form in my work whether it be a sculpture or a simple drawing.

 

WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?

I wish I could focus on woodworking more and have my own woodshop!

 

WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?

Self-teaching myself the business side of things and learning through different experiences.

 

IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HOUR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?

Research laws and rules to follow when creating consumable art. Give me an extra set of hands and thoughts to critique my finished products. Deal with transactions and pricing.

 

LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?

TAKE BUSINESS IN SCHOOL; I would have been further ahead than I am now, though learning through experience is always great.

 

IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?

Crunching numbers.

 

WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Custom candy (edible sculptures) or table commissions, also paintings, murals, drawings and illustrations.

 

WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?

Being on the same page with one another is always great, total creative control is also everyone's dream.

 

WHAT IS YOUR RATE? 

We can talk about what you are looking for, the cost of the materials and the labor that it would take to make your finished product.

 

HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?

Contact me! Don't feel weird, lay it on me!

Email: eelcostello@gmail.com

 

HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?

Creativity is a force always pulling me in, I can't get enough.

 


This member profile was originally published in September 2016.