Thursday, 23 March 2017

Nana Prieler

This digital illustration by Austrian illustrator Nanna Prieler, reminded me of a Cheetah, but it is; 'Cat dressed as mouse'.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Streak

I love collective nouns and the collective noun for a group of tigers is a 'streak'. Here is my 'Streak'.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Richard Jones II

A less happy lion by Richard Jones, whose work has these wonderful scumbled layers of colour. Richard uses acrylic paints on cheap paper and then scans the images to work on them digitally.  

Richard Jones I

Devon based illustrator, Richard Jones's Tiger and dog both wearing jaunty neck ties. Richard claims to never be happier than when he is drawing animals in neckties, and you can see this in his pictures.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Max Machen

Now I am caught in big cat illustration love, so the next few posts are BIG cats, starting with London based illustrator and printmaker Max Machen 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Cailey Tervo

Cailey Tervo's work is full of smiles, happiness and often routes. Today I have chosen a selection that show you the way in a wiggly line of a path, be it a tiger, a snake or a road.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nina Haiko

Wishing you a happy weekend with this collaged image by Finish illustrator Nina Haiko of birds in song.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Sea mouse

No whales were to be seen cavorting in the white horses of the Forth today. However I did find my first sea mouse and I am in awe of this incredible creature.


I have been playing.
There are two humpback whales in the Forth estuary near where I live currently.
As yet, I haven't yet been able to spot them and I would love to. So I consoled myself yesterday by drawing whales and then placing them digitally into my photographs of the Forth. It made me very happy, but hopefully soon I will have the joy of seeing these beautiful creatures in reality.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sophie Herxheimer III

Sophie Herxheimer's collages in the last few weeks have revealed that limbo of being between the seasons particularly the desperate wait for Spring. Trapped in the black and white time of winter with splashes of colour and hope shining through.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Joyce Gunn Cairns II

Swifts by Joyce Gunn Cairns I love the delicate lines and muted beauty of this painting, it holds for me that time between winter and spring when we all are holding our breaths waiting for the sun to bring its warmth, hope and abundance.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017

Giordanne Salley I

Pictures of bird cages are often appealing, the lines tracing the ornamental wire work, the wobbly architecture of a fragile containment of space and the lovely birds. These beautiful pictures are the some of the collage works of American artist Giordanne Salley.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Andrea D'Aquino II

Wonderful work by Andrea D'Aquino,
" 'Make your mark' is the theme for this poster series for the Syracuse MFA Illustration program. James Earl Ransome, their passionate leader, gave me free reign on this assignment. I look forward to speaking to students at the university later this month." Andrea D'Aquino.