PRETTY HANDY iMESSAGE STICKER APP!

I am super excited to announce the launch of my very own iMessage sticker app!

'Pretty Handy' includes 35 static and animated iMessage stickers that you can text to your mates. Only US 99c or AUD $1.49 for the pack.

Let your fingers do the talking! You can find it in the app store here.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016!

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season from Neryl down under! Thanks to everyone for supporting small business this year. It means so much to receive your orders and post prints out to all corners of the world. May your holiday season be fun filled and I hope Santa brings you what you wished for.

Neryl    xxxxxx

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LEILANI

Aloha! A new print is in the store and somehow I forgot to post it here! Following on from China Girl, this is Leilani, featuring all things Hawaiian. The name was inspired by the Hoodoo Gurus song of the same name, taken from their classic 80’s debut album, Stoneage Romeos. It’s still a fave of mine. Leilani is a Hawaiian name that means heavenly flower.

My great grandfather lived in Hawaii for sometime and came back to Australia to design and build his home inspired by his travels, complete with palm trees. It was a very unusual design for 1905. He named it Hale Mauka (house on the hill) and it still stands today.

She is available in A3 size up to A0 poster size. Shown below holding the A2 size. Head to the shop for more details.

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THE MRC CAULFIELD RACING CARNIVAL

I was recently asked to draw live fashion sketches at three Caulfield Spring racing carnival events - Guineas Day, Blue Sapphire Stakes Day and the Caulfield Cup. Catalina Sounds sponsored the event in the David Jones Fashion Stable. Myself and 3 other illustrators quickly sketched people's outfit of the day as a little memento for them to take home. It was hugely successful with the crowds. I drew some amazing outfits over the 3 days both on paper and digitally on the iPad Pro using Procreate app. Thank you Apple Australia and Matt from Pro Create for this welcome addition. One special feature of this app is the instant replay, a step by step of how each drawing was created on the iPad, which people loved.

It was a busy, fun filled few days so I will leave you with a few of my fave sketches. Many thanks to the Melbourne Racing Club and Catalina Sounds for having me and for Jacky Winter for making it happen.

Look out for me at Flemington at The Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day!

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Loved Suzanne's style and her amazing vintage hat and hat box!

Loved Suzanne's style and her amazing vintage hat and hat box!

Photo by the Melbourne Racing Club.

Photo by the Melbourne Racing Club.

The gorgeous Elyse Knowles, the face of BMW Caulfield Cup wearing Zimmerman.

The gorgeous Elyse Knowles, the face of BMW Caulfield Cup wearing Zimmerman.

Bree Laughlin looking stunning in Nicola Finetti.

Gorgeous Rachel in white lace and black feathers.

Gorgeous Rachel in white lace and black feathers.

GLOBAL TALENT SEARCH

I recently entered Lilla Rogers Talent Search and made it into the top 50! 

In round 2 we had to design a book cover, obviously with a desserts theme. The top 5 entries and one wild card 'people's choice' will make it through to the next round. That's where you come in. I'd love for you to vote for me (you need to enter your email address but you can unsubscribe at any time). Just click here. Easy as pie...or um, cake. Thank you!!

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UP AND ATOM!

A fun new design to get you started in the morning (if hula hooping and dancing with maracas are your thang). Available to license. Please send all enquiries to mail@neryl.com.

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GIVEAWAY

I have reached over 6000 followers on Instagram so I decided it was time to say a BIG THANK YOU with a print giveaway.

Head over to my instagram account and follow these simple steps to go in the running to win one A3 limited edition giclee print of your choice, sent anywhere in the world. Worth over AUD$117.

1. Follow @nerylwalker and like this post

2 Tag a friend in the comments

Competition ends Sat 23rd July 5pm AEST (that's Australian time!) Winner drawn at random.

Easy!

Competition is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via direct message on instagram.

Good luck!!

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TIGER SNAKES AND SIX PACKS

StocksyGeneral Assembly and Frankie Magazine have teamed up with a group of local illustrators, designers and artists for an amazing night of art illustration, photography and mixed media. 'Tiger Snakes and Six Packs' - a celebration and exploration of all things Aussie. Opens this Thursday night in Melbourne and yes free beer will be involved! 

The artworks have been created using a gallery from Stocksy - a photographic stock library, and will be sold via silent auction on the night. Part proceeds going to the charity The Song Room - encouraging people through creativity.

Born Sandy Devotional

My piece 'Born Sandy Devotional' named after a Triffid song and album of the same name. For those non Australians the Triffids were an alternative 80's rock and pop band hailing from Western Australia, where I was grew up. I've always loved this album title. 

Artists include:
Inaluxe, Carla Hackett, Ellen Porteus, Alice Oehr, Neryl Walker, Megan Palmer, Luke Taaffe, Matt Dampney, Keil Tillman, Dave Homer, Kyme Farley, Electric Confetti, Lauren Nicholson, Joel Pringle

Opening at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion with: Kylie Lewis - Of Kin, Tess McCabe, Matthew Henry - Oak and Ink, Brianna Wettlaufer - Stocksy United and Nuno Silva - Stocksy United.

Thursday 2nd June
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke St, Melbourne
6-8pm


RSVP via:
https://generalassemb.ly/education/stocksy-general-assembly-present-art-creation-in-the-digital-age/melbourne/24497

https://www.facebook.com/events/1729110680694760/

Printing Sponsorship provided by the awesome Prism Imaging.

Hope to see you there!

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JETSTAR

If you're lucky enough to be jetting off this month with Jetstar, then check out their latest inflight magazine. My two prints 'The Jungle Room' and 'Pineapple Mary' sitting pretty in an Hawaiian Island Style editorial. Complete with pineapples, flamingoes and tropical goodness, they look right at home. Check them in store at neryl.bigcartel.com. Photo by Ric Wallis, styling by @moniquesoames_thebigstyle  

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CHINA GIRL

Such sad news about the recent death of a true music icon, David Bowie. I could bang on about him and his music for days but decided to draw this instead. China Girl now available as a limited edition giclee print in the shop.

To celebrate the launch of this print we are running a sale of 20% of ALL prints in the shop. Sale starts 4th March 7am AEST. Use the code 'CHINAGIRL' at checkout to receive the discount. But be quick, sale ends Monday 7th March at midnight AEST. Not valid with any other sales or discounts running simultaneously.

RIP Bowie.

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BUILT TO SPILL

I recently had the pleasure of designing a poster for Built To Spill's latest Australian tour by Feel Presents. Built to Spill are an American indie rock band that formed in the 90's and are touring their latest album, 'Untethered Moon'. I wanted to go with a comic book cover space theme. I always love to be able to combine my love of illustration and hand drawn type, and even better a space girl. Inspired by the lovely Jean Shrimpton.

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Jean Shrimpton in a space suit.Richard Avedon. Harpers Bazaar 1965.

Jean Shrimpton in a space suit.Richard Avedon. Harpers Bazaar 1965.