Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween...

Another long month goes by without an update, however I have managed to take a little time out of various ongoing projects to do some drawings for my own amusement, pen and ink on paper to be specific, my favourite method.

This wasnt intended for Halloween, but as with so much of my self directed work it seems fairly apt. So here we have 'Clock' or 'Homicial Weather People' as they prefer to be known.

This piece is in black ink, and is A2 in size.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Vexatious Litigants Cover Art (and Talk Like a Pirate Day)

Hello again to anyone who may be passing here, it has been a while since I last posted, I have not disappeared Im still hard at work from my ivory tower. Haha, the last couple of months have been particularly busy, but exciting all the same.

I took a short break from the mass of ongoing work to do the cover art for the New Law Journal of the week September 19th, so a nod to International Talk Like a Pirate day. Alas no pirates to be seen on the art though, just a vexatious litigant lurking around the front of the Royal Courts of Justice. Maybe next time? Who can tell.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

The Animals Act 1971 - New Law Journal Cover Art

This is a short update as I am currently snowed under with various projects and schemes but I wanted to add my most recent published piece, another cover for my friends at the New Law Journal, this is the 4th of July Issue with a feature article on Animal Law and issues surrounding the Animals Act 1971.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Sinister Caravan/Macabre Carnival Series

Here is a preview of a series of Ink Illustrations I am currently working on inbetween other projects. It's a kind of sinister carnival/caravan of oddities and eccentrics. Each one is roughly A2 in size and this promises to be a long term piece, with many characters, creations and little odd details. Do check back to see how this progresses... See slightly larger images-
Nicola L Robinson - Black and White Illustrations

Monday, 21 April 2008

New Law Journal - Property

Another cover this week for the New Law Journal, this one for the Property supplement-
More updates are on the way, Ive been very busy with numerous projects and schemes. The more observent may have noticed I have rebuilt my website recently, take a look -

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Wills and Testaments and Family Tree's

This week I have done another piece of cover art for the New Law Journal, this one for a feature article on tracing your family tree and genealogy.

So let me introduce you to the Drake family. Every picture tells a story, honestly. Ill elaborate with a brief history. Beginning at the top with the austere portrait of Thomas Ambrose Drake, who had two sons; Charles Thomas Drake- the eldest, a lawyer and a perfectly decent fellow, and his younger brother Lucas Horatio Drake, an artist of sorts, but altogether eccentric and possibly insane given his appearance. Lucas never married, but Charles took a wife, a fairly ordinary yet sweet natured creature Lucy Crawford.

Together Lucy and Charles had three children, the twins Flora and Louis (records of their lives have mysteriously dissapeared after their 12th birthdays and we are not sure what became of them) and their older brother the painfully dull Simon Walter Drake. Despite his inadequacies Simon married Eva Hawke, a passionate and determined woman from a fairly modest background. We suspect this marriage was one of financial benefit for Eva, who was constantly dissapointed by her husband and records (letters and photographs) suggest she had numerous affairs.

Eva and Simon had two children, one of whom is the father of the young crazy haired man sat at the computer whose research provided the details of his family.

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Monday, 11 February 2008

Other Voices...

Some time ago I made a number of paintings about apparantly empty, crooked, bleak interiors, the kind of places where if you were unfortunate enough to spend a night you might be woken by the creaking sounds of footsteps ascending the stairs, and on investigation find nothing.

One of these pieces has just been published by Elastic Press as a book cover for a new anthology of stories by Andrew Humphrey. Other Voices...

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

New Law Journal Cover Art

A belated happy new year to all who may read this blog. It's been some time since I last posted, as ever I've been busy on various projects. There are a number of them in the system so to speak, but the most recent to reach publication (as of last Friday) is this piece of cover art I was commissioned to create for the New Law Journal to accompany their feature article.

Nicola L Robinson - Editorial Illustrations