Friday, 7 December 2007

New Welsh Review - Cover art

My Illustration of 'Little Red Riding Hood' is the cover art of the Winter Edition of the New Welsh Review. (Issue #78)
The Illustration and a couple of smaller black and white pieces accompany the feature article by Jenni Williams - 'Stories to Make the Grown Ups scream', a piece exploring depictions of childhood innocence in fiction.

Friday, 16 November 2007

Sharks in November

Damn, I see I failed to post anything in October, despite doing a lot of work. Still, most of October's work is due to be published in some form or other early next year, (I will explain more nearer the time) so I am updating this blog with a personal diversion of my own invention.

This is a new painting of mine, it was good to be working on canvas again after the Summer spent working mainly on paper with ink. This one is in acrylic and measures 16" by 23", or 40.6cm by 58.4cm for those of the metric disposition.

I have been referring to this one as 'Shark', and occasionally 'Jaws' and so far this has remained its title. So, I give you 'Shark' As ever there is a narrative to this piece, a semi-dead shark, a handful of drunken characters, possibly pirates, although they might be considered a little cliche these days, so Ill also accept other career options for the little figures. A certain amount of detail is lost to the transferral from photo to computer, but still.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007


As anyone familiar with my work will know architecture is an important inspiration for me.
Most of the architecture in my work is totally imaginary, contorted and would be unlikely to stand up by itself in the 'real world'. Haha, not that that should affect me though.
In saying this there are occasions when I make drawings of buildings as they are, and today Im posting one such study of mine, of John Knox House, an impressive old building located along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. (A favourite city of mine)

Nicola L Robinson - Black and White Illustrations

Sunday, 2 September 2007


Avast! or indeed welcome to my blog, I have started this as an extension of my longserving website- Nicola L Robinson -
Ill be posting new work as and when I update the site, so instead of trawling through the main site, you can keep track of new work as it happens right here. How convenient is that? It also allows me to throw some light on some of the slightly odd things I work on, possibly. As appears to be the tradition with these kinds of blogs I may also put some of my more experimental sketchbook pages up for scrutiny. Haha.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with my work and what I do, please take a look through my website which houses a range of my artwork from my paintings to graphic design, to concept art to illustrations of all manner of weirdness. In my efforts to throw some order to things I have built the site in two halves, so do make sure you see both sides and check back regularly for updates.