Friday, 15 March 2013

Children discovering dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, sketches

Close up of the faces, what are they all looking at... what is worrying the little girl on the left?

Tyrannosaurus Rex! Most people's favourite dinosaur. Rough sketch

'Mummy I'm a Pteranodon! Wheeeee...' Sketch
I love dinosaurs, along with dragons and crocodiles they were one of my favourite subjects as a small child, which is no surprise as they (mostly) fit my list of requirements of having big teeth and claws and scales.

I realise I could have illustrated the skeletons of the beasts, but I wanted to inject a little more character into them (which means I need eyes!) so I've drawn them with some flesh.

It is still a massive thrill to see the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum, and in recent years I've also had the chance to see Sue, the Tyrannosaurs Rex in the Field Museum in Chicago and the dinosaurs in the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. I hope to see some more soon...


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wednesday afternoon, time for a spot of bison riding....

Bison with passengers. Note I am not suggesting this is a good idea.
A little sketch today of some children with a very hairy bison friend.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Ugly Unicorn, with celtic knotwork & angry hare.

Oooh look, a Unicorn!
Something a little bit silly again now after all the pen and ink... So behold, the Unicorn! He's watching you...

Pen and ink, watercolour and digital play in photoshop. I was really pleased with the detail on the full size version just over A3, although much of it has been cruelly sucked out now it has been saved for web...

I had some fun designing and drawing the celtic knotwork inspired border, I do enjoy devising decorative things from time to time. 

It wasn't until I was about 70% finished with this when I noticed I had managed to use almost 3 of the Hogwarts House animals, (I say almost as the top right isn't really a raven...) my original line of thinking was to use woodland creatures looking at the ug, *ahem*, lovely unicorn in the centre.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Downtown - Nicola L Robinson Signed Giclée Prints for sale...

I have finally added some new prints to my illustration print shop, I now have signed A3 Giclée prints of my award winning illustration 'Downtown' for sale.

Downtown won the Silver Award in the Self promotion category at AOI Images 36 the best of Britsh Illustration awards and has been travelling around the UK on tour.

I have had some lovely emails and messages from people who have visited the show and really enjoyed 'Downtown' often from people interested in the field of animation and comic books, which I take as a huge compliment.

So now if you so wish you can purchase one for your own, and count all the windows and look at all the little details in the comfort of your own home, or secret lair available now in my webshop-

Buy a print -  Downtown Print

Visit my print shop for prints of dragons, bears and squids... Nicola L Robinson - Print Shop