Thursday, 20 March 2014

Rumpelstiltskin - More pen and ink adventures...

Rumpelstiltskin - © Nicola L Robinson 2014
I've been hankering after doing some more black and white work for a while now so here is another pen and ink piece, one of my favourite fairy tales - Rumpelstiltskin. I've chosen to illustrate the part of the story where Rumpelstiltskin first appears and offers to help the poor girl who has been set the impossible task of spinning a whole room of straw into gold.... obviously at a cost though! 
(The little mouse on the spinning wheel can sense trouble when it arrives.)

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

SCBWI International Bologna Illustrator Showcase...

Just discovered today that I've been selected for the SCBWI Bologna Illustrator Showcase! This is an international showcase of SCBWI illustrators from around the world, I'm very excited to be there as a British Isles SCBWI member. Hope my big metal horsey has fun at the bookfair! he's on his way now by the look of it...

Year of the Horse - Nicola L Robinson
Check out all the other selected illustrators on the main SCBWI website - 


Friday, 7 March 2014

My interview with Left Lion, Nottingham...

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Left Lion, Nottingham's prestigious arts and entertainment magazine, in it I discuss my illustration work, children's books and  dragons and monsters too. My article was printed in the newspaper version and now is also online too, you can read it is all it's monstrous detail here - Interview by Robin Lewis.



Monday, 3 March 2014

New Crocodile Illustration & World Wildlife Day


© Nicola L Robinson 2015 Strictly no unauthorised usage
Today is the 3rd of March and I've only just discovered it is also the very first World Wildlife Day! Which seems like an appropriate occasion to share my recent crocodile illustration with you (my favourite animal) now available as a print from my little shop of beasties - www.teethandclaws.co.uk  

Crocodile Print direct link


Visit the World Wildlife Day website to learn more about this important day...