Monday, 31 December 2012

Thrill Murray

Thrill Murray: A Colouring-In Book (Front Cover: Nicholas Stevenson)

Back in May, I blogged about an illustration of Bill Murray that I did for Belly Kids. I mentioned that it was for a collaborative colouring book, and well, that colouring book was released in the autumn and I finally got my hands on a copy. 

The book comprises of 24 awesome illustrations by 24 different illustrators, one in full colour, opposite a second for you to colour yourself. The quality of the book itself is really good for an indie publication and worth every penny. I've been totally selfish with these photographs, in that I've only photographed the cover and my own work, but there are loads of great illustrations. If like me, you're a fan of Bill Murray, get yourself a copy directly from the Belly Kids shop or alternatively on Amazon (who will probably take a percentage, so just get it straight from Belly Kids!).

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Linocut Christmas Cards

Festive greetings to you all, I hope the Christmas period kept you warm, stuffed and happy. Seeing as New Year is nearly upon us, I'm feeling some urgency to update my blog and share what I've been doing lately. Maybe one of my resolutions (which I never make) should be to keep on top of these things. It's just so easy to bung some pictures on my website or tumblr or Facebook, with nought but a lazy caption. I suppose I never really know if anyone is actually following this blog, so say hello if you are. I'm doing this all for you!

This year I set upon designing my very first Christmas cards. In 2010 I did some drawings for Caroline Gardner, and I've done homemade birthday cards before, but never really anything as a product of my own to sell. I had so much fun with these and it felt amazing to be printmaking again. The last time I printed with lino was over half a decade ago, before I knew I even liked printmaking. The above design came simply from my love of knitwear, and for those of you who haven't been bored to death by his little face on Instagram, the design below is of my cat, Otto.

The response to the Christmas cards was phenomenal, and I would like to say thank you to everyone who bought a pack or two, or even just said "Hey! These are nice!"