Sunday, 26 March 2017

Klaas Verplancke

This unique illustration is 'The bear scare bear', by Klaas Verplancke. Wonderful to see this inventive use of packaging tape as the basis of an image. Klaas is a very honoured illustrator from Belgium, who has won the Bologna Ragazzi Award, been a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nine times.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cyril E. DeCosse

Images from 'Who Zoo?' a 1958 interchangeable head and body book by Cyril E. DeCosse. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any further publications or information about this illustrator.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Scott Daniel Ellison I

Scott Daniel Ellison paints quite dark, primitive images that intrigue with their surreal pictorial stories.
Scott's earlier works focuses on animal encounters of his childhood and youth. Recently his work has grown in stature and has become more macabre, inspired by Scandinavian folk art, horror films and music.

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.