Sunday, 29 March 2009

TV blues

More out of focus shots. This time of a television programme - Coast - about the South coast of Wales.

Saturday, 28 March 2009


I've photographed this angel so many times. She's in one of my favourite places - the cemetery and I cannot believe she is still standing. I definitely think she has poise. I drew her in pen & ink and then layered a photo of some old stone underneath the illustration. The grave is of a 13 year old girl called Boo who died in 1904.
© 2009 nicky linzey for Illustration Friday.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Seeing green

I see green everywhere at the moment. These pictures are from one alleyway and all the walls and fences are covered in algae - which means everything is beautifully green.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Found objects

As well as focusing on nature, the other thing I'm visually attracted to are brightly coloured plastic objects. I found this broken toy down an alleyway and had to pick it up. When we were children we noticed strange characters, eccentrics who were not like everyone else, these people scared us and at the same time fascinated us and sometimes I wonder if this is how I appear to local people. Walking the streets picking up rubbish, wood for the fire or pushing a wheelbarrow full of garlic from my allotment along the pavement.
I think when I'm an old lady I'll be pushing a pram full of terriers!

Monday, 16 March 2009


Phoenix rising from the ashes - the mythical firebird. An illustration I produced a while ago for a childrens burns charity.
© 2009 nicky linzey for illustration friday

Fame at last

My Jack Russell has found fame at last. Star of the show when Gray and JoJo busked in fancy dress for Comic Relief's red nose day on Friday, he was photographed for the local paper, featured on this great photoblog, and they raised £140. It was a good afternoon. Hope it won't go to his head.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Wire lines

Drawings from my wire pictures

Monday, 9 March 2009


A few years ago I studied Elizabethan fabrics for a project I was involved in. The intricate embroideries of flowers and insects fascinated me though I'm not sure I have the patience to embroider.
© 2009 nicky linzey for Illustration Friday