Friday, 25 December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Monster Prints and Cards

© Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk Monster Art Print
Monster art print © Nicola L Robinson
© Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk Monster Birthday Card
Monster birthday card © Nicola L Robinson


It's been a long time coming, but I am very pleased to finally have my first monster prints and cards available! My cute hairy monster holding a balloon would be very much at home in a nursery or decorating a child's bedroom wall. If you're looking for a special Christmas present for someone who loves monsters, this might be your lucky day! 

The matching card is blank inside and makes a monstrous birthday card, it is also perfect to send someone a monster thank you :)

In stock now directly from me at Teeth and Claws and also in my etsy shop too.

Monsters at Teeth and Claws

Monsters on Etsy 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Cards for Sale... Ho ho ho!

Dragon Christmas Cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk
Welsh Dragon Christmas Cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Cat Christmas Cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk
Cat Christmas Cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Ho ho ho! Christmas Cards for sale! If you fancy a change from the robins, santas and traditional imagery take a peek at my illustrated Christmas cards... This year my popular dragon cards are joined by my new festive cat Christmas cards, purrfect for the cat lovers out there, all available now from my Teeth and Claws shops - 




All cards are blank inside for you to write your own festive message, and come with matching envelopes, red for the dragon cards and brown craft for the cat cards.

Happy holidays everyone :)



Saturday, 31 October 2015

Happy Halloween... Bottle of inky bats illustration

Bottle of inky bats illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All Rights reserved www.nlrobinson.co.uk

© Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved



Happy Halloween! This year I'm marking the spookiest night of the year in pen and ink with a bottle of inky bats, a pile of odd shaped skulls and a beetle (who tells me his name is Trevor). Here are a few close ups...
Bottle of inky bats illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All Rights reserved www.nlrobinson.co.uk
© Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved

Bottle of inky bats illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All Rights reserved www.nlrobinson.co.uk
© Nicola L Robinson 2015 All Rights reserved

Bottle of inky bats illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All Rights reserved www.nlrobinson.co.uk
© Nicola L Robinson 2015 All Rights reserved



Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Halloween cards... Black cats, bats and inky crows...

Halloween Cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk
Halloween cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk
Halloween is only a few days away now! and this year I was organised enough to illustrate and produce some greeting cards to mark the spooky occasion...

Black cats, bats and crows/ravens, available from my online shop(s)




All blank inside, perfect for Halloween but also great to send all year round to spread a little inky personality.
 

 

Friday, 11 September 2015

Eek Shark! (Cue Jaws theme music...)

Shark Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.nlrobinson.co.uk
Toothy Shark - © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved
A new toothy illustration on the drawing board today...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Barking Mad! Dog illustrations for Quiller Publishing

Dog book cover illustration for Barking Mad Edited by Tom Quinn © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Dog Cover illustration for Barking Mad 
Dog illustrations for Barking Mad Edited by Tom Quinn © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Title pages with doggy paw prints!

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with Quiller Publishing illustrating lots of lovely dogs for 'Barking Mad' edited by Tom Quinn. A superb collection of dog stories and anecdotes from the last two centuries.

I had a lot of fun illustrating this one and got the opportunity to illustrate lots of breeds of dogs from Bull Terriers, to Pointers to Border Collies and a couple more too. I was thrilled to receive my advance copy recently, it is a really lovely book. This one is a hardback edition with a slip cover and 6 of my doggy chapter illustrations. I've taken some photos of some of my favourites... 

Dog illustrations for Barking Mad Edited by Tom Quinn © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Bull Terrier Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015

Dog illustrations for Barking Mad Edited by Tom Quinn © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Pointer Dog Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015

Dog illustrations for Barking Mad Edited by Tom Quinn © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Border Collie Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015

Barking Mad is available now directly from Quiller Publishing 

Also available from your favourite bookshops, and would make a fantastic gift for all the dog lovers out there!

ISBN - 978 1 84689 209 7
 




Monday, 17 August 2015

My new black cat...



Black Cat Card © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk
Black Cat Card © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved

I've got a new cat! I wish it were the furry, meowing, real kind of cat but it's the next best thing for me, a new illustrated cat to add to my cat collection at Teeth and Claws!

I love black cats, I had originally intended to add one to my initial cat collection along with my persian, british shorthair and birman cats but it didn't quite fit at the time, probably because black cats can be so many different breeds, and I was illustrating specific breeds at the time.


But no matter, the black cat is here now and given special attention as he is available as an individual greeting card and also as a set of 6 from my Teeth and Claws shops.

Blank inside like all my greeting cards for you to inscribe your own message...

Also available from my Teeth and Claws shops on Etsy and Folksy too!

Also, by pure coincidence I discovered through the magic of twitter that today is Black cat appreciation day, so purrfect timing... with love and much appreciation to all the beautiful black kitty cats out there!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Moving to a new home? (or castle) I've got a card for that...

New Home Cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved www.teethandclaws.co.uk
New Home Cards © Nicola L Robinson 2015
A couple of my new illustrated cards (and a bit of my dining table) for all the folks out there who are moving house, or know someone who is...

Two designs, designed and illustrated by me, one of a Victorian House, complete with streetlamp and an assortment of tiny animals, the second continues my dragon theme, with a content looking red dragon relaxing in his new castle home.The dragon may well be a Welsh dragon, and I know there are some superb castles in Wales.

For the record I'd live in either of these properties...

My cards are available in my Teeth and Claws shop - www.teethandclaws.co.uk in the New Home Section

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Watching & waiting...

Ink Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved
Hello again folks, I've had a very busy month both with work and beyond and as a result have totally been neglecting this blog, so wanted to check in and let you know I am still here! I imagine a lot of folks have been glued to the tennis anyway so wont have noticed but still.

I've got lots of new illustration projects coming to light over the coming weeks (including new prints, cards and more) and I look forward to sharing them with you soon.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Summer so far... 

Monstrous wishes, 

Nicola 

PS - If anyone is looking for an illustrated gift for a dragon loving person or a special greeting card suitable for anyone at all do check out my shop! www.teethandclaws.co.uk Welcome to my little shop of beasties...


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Summer Solstice 2015 - Here comes Summer!

Here comes Summer! © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved www.nlrobinson.co.uk Strictly no unauthorised usage.
Here comes Summer! © Nicola L Robinson 2015 all rights reserved www.nlrobinson.co.uk
Today's Summer Solstice marks the first 'official' day of Summer 2015 with longest day, so I thought it an appropriate occasion to share a recent illustration of mine... here's to a superb Summer with lots of nice sunny weather, barbecues and all the summery joys that nature brings :)

Clearly not all of us are so pleased with this.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Hatching an army of baby green dragons... RAWR!

Hatching lots of baby dragons © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk

Hatching lots of baby dragons © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk

My studio was recently taken over by an army of baby green dragons! Aren't they cute... :)

If you'd like one of your own, these little scaly chaps are available in my shop here in the dragons section!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Teeth and Claws is back and open for business...

Another quick post to let you lovely folks know that my shop is finally back up and running again, and has a shiny new face, but all the same illustrated beasties from before, dragons, dinosaurs, cats, bears, bees, sharks and more... so if you're looking for something special to decorate a nursery, child's bedroom or just wanted something for yourself do stop by for a peek....

I also have a growing range of blank greeting cards featuring my illustrated beasties too.



© Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.teethandclaws.co.uk All rights reserved
One of my new dragon hatchlings...

Friday, 17 April 2015

My shop - Teeth and Claws is getting a makeover...

Just a quick note to all the lovely folks who visit my Teeth and Claws shop and buy my illustrated beasties, you'll notice that my shop is currently out of action, this is intended, as I'm currently migrating to a new platform which is taking a little time to implement. I am working on this as quickly as I can, but I want to make sure to dot the i's and cross the t's before I relaunch so in the meantime, if you'd like to place an order I'd like to point you towards my etsy shop-

Teeth and Claws on Etsy

Many thanks for your understanding, I hope to have Teeth and Claws back up and running, with an improved shop very soon :)
 

Friday, 10 April 2015

A trip to London for the Showcase 100 Illustration exhibition...

Yesterday I escaped my Nottingham studio and took the train down to London for the day for the Showcase 100 exhibition at The Framers Gallery, a fantastic illustration exhibition featuring 100 illustrators (99 plus me) covering a huge range of illustration styles, topics and mediums. There were aliens, there were monsters, there were cows, rockstars and astronauts, really something for everyone.  Showcase 100 is run by the superb Little Chimp Society- huge thanks to Darren and Jane for organizing it all! 

It was a real pleasure to visit the show and see my work alongside such talented illustrators. My contribution to this? Chickens :)

My chicken illustration, framed and hanging in the Showcase 100 exhibition at the Framers Gallery.
All the illustrations have been printed as archival prints and beautifully framed, and are available to buy at the show. There is also the exhibition catalogue designed and put together by Darren Di Lieto of the Little Chimp Society, it's a lovely book, full of all the wonderful artwork in the show as well as sketches and notes about the illustrators. I was delighted to bring one of these home with me :)

You can buy one of the exhibition catalogues online directly from the Little Chimp Society here - Showcase 100 Exhibition Catalgue



  
All the Showcase 100 illustrators!




The Little Chimp Society - www.thelittlechimpsociety.com
Hire An Illustrator - www.hireanillustrator.com


As well as the Showcase 100 exhibition I visited a couple of museums - including the Grant Museum of Zoology, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, visited many bars, and spent quite a lot of time just outside, enjoying probably the nicest day of the year so far...  



Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Spring is here at last! New baby dragon hatchlings....

20th of March was apparently the first official day of Spring, although with the giant hailstones of yesterday I haven't put away my winter gear just yet... however it does seem to be getting a bit warmer, and my garden seems to be shrugging off it's winter cloak at last. Which means the usual army of hairy brown spiders have returned.

Spiders aside I've been busy of late hatching baby dragons, to add to my ongoing dragon card and print range in my Teeth and Claws shop

© Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.nlrobinson.co.uk All rights reserved no unauthorised usage.


These little scaly chaps are now available as both signed art prints and greeting cards, perfect for Spring/Easter or new baby cards and gifts, for the dragon lovers out there. Do visit my Teeth and Claws shop or my Etsy shop to see more of my dragons and other illustrated beasties for your walls :)

More about my new dragons on the Teeth and Claws Blog



Thursday, 19 February 2015

Year of the Goat - Happy Chinese New Year!

© Nicola L Robinson 2015- Year of the Goat - Illustration
Year of the Goat - © Nicola L Robinson 2015 All rights reserved
Happy Chinese New Year! 2015 is the Year of the Goat, here's my illustration to mark the celebrations...

 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Musicians of Bremen Illustration (Happy New Year!)

Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.nlrobinson.co.uk Strictly no unauthorised usage.
The Musicians of Bremen Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.nlrobinson.co.uk Strictly no unauthorised usage.
Singing Rooster © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.nlrobinson.co.uk Strictly no unauthorised usage.
Singing Dog and Singing Cat © Nicola L Robinson 2015
Illustration © Nicola L Robinson 2015 www.nlrobinson.co.uk Strictly no unauthorised usage.
Singing Donkey © Nicola L Robinson 2015
A recent illustration of mine of one of the lighter Grimm's fairytales... The Musicians of Bremen.

Some happy singing animals to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2015....