Musings and artwork from Birmingham-based visual artist and illustrator Natalie Robinson a.k.a Murklaw.
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Today I braved the heat, covered myself in suncream and held onto my sketchbook for dear life and went into Birmingham to do some reportage illustrations!
Here is one of the illustrations I did today, black pen on A3 paper in my sketchbook, took about an hour maximum.
If anyone is interested in buying an A4 print of this illustration it will cost £20, which can be paid to my paypal account. If you are interested, just email me at email@example.com.
-Murklaw (Nat Robinson)
First year at university is technically over. Just handed in three assignments’ worth of project work and I am FREE. Got the summer to do pretty much whatever I like in terms of illustration work.
I have a few commissions on the go and some good news; my local pub has decided to buy some of my illustrations and prints to hang on their walls! Very exciting and it will be so nice to have my work displayed somewhere instead of collecting dust in my portfolio.
I am in the process of updating my blog and gallery so there will be lots of new stuff to look at.
-Murklaw (Nat Robinson)
25/03/12 - London: Pick Me Up
On the 22nd of March I went to the Pick Me Up graphic arts fair at Somerset House in London. It was amazing to see the diversity of illustrations on show and there were talks from some of the illustrators, and workshops where you could do all sorts of things like having a go at lino printing and designing T-shirts. Here are some of the photographs I took when I was there.
25/03/12 - Things I’ve bought this week
Bought the print and the Nobrow book at the Pick Me Up visual arts fair in London at Somerset House, and the colour shaper and the sketchbook for my new project on narrative sequence are from the Paperhouse in Stafford.
16/03/2012 - Japanese bookbinding
For my “Sense of Place” project, I have been drawing a lot of reportage illustrations, and decided that it might be a good idea to collect all of these images in a small book for part of my final piece. I taught myself a little Japanese bookbinding (good fun), and this is the result, a mock-up version of my final reportage book.