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.
Here's something warm and fuzzy to say thanks for all support this year. Whether you commissioned me for work or bought something from the online shop. We loves ya! Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Hope 2016 is a goodun!
As promised I am selling a few showgirl originals over at Instagram. I will list them here first so you can see them in more detail, then post them for sale on Instagram. First to comment sold. More details on instagram @nerylwalker
All original artworks are A4 acrylic and pencil on brown craft paper or card. Hand signed. A4 size is 8.27 x 11.69 inches for US customers.
Priced at AUD$175 inc GST (for Aust customers) and including postage anywhere in the world. Payment via Paypal.
First one for sale will be listed tomorrow Thurs 3rd Dec at 12pm AEST. I'm kicking off with this showgirl, Moulin Rouge.
I will be selling prints and original artworks at reduced prices. There will also be screen printed tea towels, t shirts and copies of The Fashionable Cocktail book available for sale. Perfect stocking fillers!
Natalie Jeffcott will be selling her photographic prints plus prints by other international artist's including Gary Taxali, Lab Partners, Nate Williams and more.
Bombora Handplanes make hand crafted body surfing handplanes. Hand carved from sustainably grown Australian Paulownia timber. Old school retro styling and perfect for body surfing the waves this summer.
Sweeney Lee make hand painted serving paddles on Acacia wood, 80 x 19cm. All unique. There will also be potted succulents in retro pottery for sale.
Ena Products is a luxury range of all natural body care products made by hand, using plant based ingredients and genuine essential oils. All gorgeously packaged and designed by Melbourne design studio, Ortolan.
Come down and say hi, support local and handmade products and get your Xmas present shopping sorted!
Cash only please!
Another epic live drawing event was held outside Myer last month in the Bourke St mall for the lead up to the Melbourne Cup carnival. It featured myself and fellow fashion illustrators Emma Leonard and Angie Rehe. We drew up a storm for 7 hours! Drawing outfits live from the street. Did I draw you?
As the Down Time risograph print has sold out from the Risopgraphica 3 show, I am now offering it as an A3 giclee print in the shop. They are printed on 300gsm Cotton Art Rag paper using archival inks. Limited edition of 100, hand signed and numbered. I am offering the print at AUD$85 (plus GST for Aussie buyers) for all of November (usually $95). Get your saucy Xmas present shopping sorted early!
Each print in the show is an A3, 2 colour risograph, limited edition of 10. All prints are only $50AUD each and all profits going to Oxfam's International Crisis Fund. Other artists include Beci Orpin, Georgia Perry, Sean Morris, James Gulliver Hancock, Madeleine Stamer, Kate Banzai, Eirian Chapman, Travis Price and more!
A risograph blends various print forms such as mimeograph, photocopying, screen printing and offset lithography to produce a signature style.
My print in the show, 'Down Time'. I had a bit of fun with this. There are still a couple of prints available for sale in this limited edition. Please contact email@example.com for details.
You can now find this limited edition giclee print, 'Call Me' in the shop. (How could I not get that Blondie reference in?) It's a little bit saucy and a lot pink.
Available in A3+ size (297 x 420mm) Printed on 300gsm natural Cotton Rag Art Paper using archival inks.
Limited edition of 100. Each edition hand numbered and signed.
Perfect gift for your lover or for your personal boudoir.
Hello fellow Melbournites!
I'm joining forces with Melbourne photographer Natalie Jeffcott and Melbourne artist Gemma Jones for a one day only pop up shop this Saturday.
We will be selling prints, photographs and original artwork. Natalie will also be selling prints by artist's Gary Taxali, Lab Partners, Nate Williams and more.
My prints will be at reduced prices. Original artworks, stickers, and cushions will also be available.
If you're not a fan of online shopping or just want to see the goods before you buy then this is the perfect opportunity to come down for a look and say hi!
Saturday 5th September
631 Queensberry St
Cash only please!
Last Friday night was Vogue's Fashion Night Out in Melbourne and I was asked back to sketch outfits live at Myer. Each outfit is quickly sketched on a body template and the customer gets to keep the drawing as a memento of their outfit of the day. It's always fun to meet and draw such different stylish ladies, see the current trends and draw like a crazy lady! Some people waited in a queue for over an hour so I hope I got to draw you! I went as quick as my fingers would go.
Here are some of my fave sketches of the night. Lots of leather, long coats, capes and black. Well it was Melbourne! Thanks to Jacky Winter, Myer and Vogue Australia for having me.
You can check my instagram page for a little flipagram of the day @nerylwalker
It was National Lipstick Day on the 29th July. Yes there is apparently such a thing!
Lipstick is thought to have been invented by ancient Mesopotamian women who crushed jewels to decorate their lips. Cleopatra's lipstick was made from crushed carmine beetles, while shinier lipsticks were made from fish scales.
We've come a long way baby. Pucker up!
A quick sketch of a couple of fave looks from the amazing Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture AW15 collection in Paris. No computer, just pencils on paper. I just love that orange and black dress! So lush.
One short but sweet print sale is happening NOW to say thanks to all my new (and old) instagram followers! I loves ya.
20% off all limited edition prints in the shop. Just write the code BottomsUp at checkout to receive the discount. For three days only, ending at midnight EST 22nd June.
Happy weekend! Mwah!
I have been going big hair crazy over on my Pinterest page. So many bouffants, beehives, up do's and a whole lotta hairspray on one page. So this little pattern that's big on hair was born. I think it would be perfect on make up cases, bags, scarves and as someone suggested a sweet silk blouse.
After a post on the Design Files Instagram page, a bunch of different artists jumped on board to spread Peter Drew's anti racist message 'Real Australians Say Welcome'.
He designed and screen printed 1000 of his own posters with this message, and he is plastering them up all over Australia (in all 8 capital cities!) You can follow his travels on Instagram or on Facebook.
I had such nice feedback from my image and had requests to turn it into a print. So it is now available as an A3+ and A2 poster. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like one.
My printed Jungle Room cushions just arrived in the mail! I am super chuffed with the quality. The colours are spot on and they are printed on a soft linen textured fabric, not too dissimilar to a backcloth which I love! I've attached some close up pics of the fabric below to show the texture. The same image appears on the front and back and they are finished with an invisible zip. Sweet!
There will be more designs to come but I currently have just a few of the Jungle Room cushions 16" x 16" (41 x 41cm) available for sale in the shop, retailing for AUD$55 plus GST. Sold without the insert.
Registered postage in Australia is $7.50. International postage with tracking is $23.
It's birthday month so I'm celebrating with a sale. 20% off store wide!
That means big savings especially on the big prints. Ends Sun 19th April at 9pm AEST. Use promo code BIRTHDAY at checkout. International shipping available.
Here are some photos to show sizing of the larger prints. The A0 is a whopper. More large print designs will be coming to the shop soon!
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See the full selection of prints at neryl.bigcartel.com
I recently had the pleasure of designing these business cards for Melbourne photographer Steen Vestergaard. The brief was to have a retro, old school glamour vibe with a fashion/photographer element. I was thinking Dior, Audrey Hepburn, you know the classics, and came up with several designs.
Steen being a dream client decided to go with 3 of the designs and then we agreed that letterpress printing would be the best way to go. Ace! The Hungry Workshop did a sterling job of the 2 colour print job and I am super happy with results. Letterpress printing has such a nice tactile quality and hopefully these will stand the test of time through different fashion trends like an old classic.