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!