Sunday, 25 April 2010


None of us knows what is ahead of us. I find it's best to stay in the present, although that can be easier said than done. So for the Illustration Friday theme this week I've drawn the view ahead of me at this very moment. Statue I've had for ages, plants from friends, jug from Greece and stones from Cornwall.
© 2010 nicky linzey for illustration friday

Monday, 19 April 2010

Wood blocks

Found these in a boatyard, they are used to prop up the boats while they're being worked on. I wanted to take them home.

I spy with my little eye . . .

I always quite fancied being a private detective. It's the nosiness in me I think!
© nicky linzey for illustration friday

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Osmosis of colour

People often comment on my use of colours and ask me how I decide upon them. I have been thinking about this and I've realised it is by 'osmosis of colour'. I don't actually make any decisions and I don't have a plan, they just sort of seep into my mind.
For example in this picture SIESTA, which is a drawing of a spanish villa we stayed in, I wanted to use my wire pattern to create the feeling of mediterranean light in the heat of early afternoon. So I sort of went there in my body - how it felt to have a siesta in this villa and the colours of the light just came to me.
© nicky linzey 2010

Thursday, 8 April 2010

How I spend my evenings . . .

He's eleven now and still no signs of slowing down. Oh well, that's a jack russell for you!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter Walk

Wow - 4 days away from my computer has been just what I needed.
These pictures are from exactly the same walk as this one but what a difference in atmosphere between spring and summer. I find it strange that I can take the same route many times but notice totally different things.

Also thanks to Shirley for sending me the Sunshine Award. Check out her blog - her illustrations are just wonderful.