PLAYBOY FEMLIN

Late last year I received an email from Playboy US asking me to create an updated version of Leroy Neiman’s Femlin. I was beyond excited and flattered. I have always loved Neiman’s mischievous, nymphish character he created for the Party pages of Playboy magazine in 1955 and continued to create in the 60’s and 70’s.

It was so fun to work on this. It’s not often I receive a job where nudity is actually encouraged! And the art directors at Playboy were so lovely to work with.

I’m yet to see it in print but here are some of the images which are in the new quarterly Playboy magazine which launched Jan 18th 2019. Keep your eyes peeled at quality news stands.

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BITCHCRAFT CALENDAR

Calling all covens, lovers of all things witchy, bitchy and little bit wicked! I had such a fun time working on the Bitchcraft Calendar -The Art of Being A Wicked Woman by Workman Publishing. Pairing my illustrations with my kinda mantras like ‘My Crystal Ball tells me that you’re full of shit’. Makes the perfect gift for any wannabe witch or cynic.

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Available via several online and bricks and mortar stores in the US including Amazon. Pageaday.com are offering a 20% discount if you use the coupon Bitchcraft20 on their site until the end of 2018. It is also available online in Australia via Angus and Robertson, Booktopia and eBay amongst others.

A Storm is Brewing

A Storm is Brewing

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Silently Cursing your Idiot Ass

Silently Cursing your Idiot Ass

Putting a Pin in This Bullshit

Putting a Pin in This Bullshit

'JUNGLE GIRLS' PRINT LAUNCH

It's exotica hour in the jungle! Can't you hear the bongos and bird calls? This is a print taken from a large original painting on canvas.

Giclee prints available from A3+ up to A0 poster size (holding A2 size in third pic). Printed on 300gsm natural Cotton Rag Art Paper using archival inks. Limited edition of 100 and each edition is hand numbered and signed.

Head on over to the shop for a peek.

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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.

You can place them into your texts or hold and drag the icons to place on photos or pictures. Hours of hilarity ensues!

Let your fingers do the talking! You can find it in the app store here. You can gift it to a friend too!

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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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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.

VOGUE'S FASHION'S NIGHT OUT AT MYER

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

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20% OFF PRINTS BIRTHDAY SALE!

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!

Please be sure to subscribe to the blog to hear all updates and news on future sales.

See the full selection of prints at neryl.bigcartel.com

A0 Jungle Room print

A0 Jungle Room print

A1 Flamingo print

A1 Flamingo print

A2 Josephine print

A2 Josephine print

LIVE FASHION DRAWING AT THE MYER WORKROOM

I was asked along with the talented Kat Macleod to sketch fashion outfits live in store for some of Myer Melbourne's customers. It was part of their Autumn Winter 2015 launch in the Myer Workroom created by Gloss Creative. Lucky shoppers (and instagram fans) came along to have their outfit of the day sketched onto an already drawn silhouette created by both of us.

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of  Gao Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

I must confess I was pretty daunted at the thought of drawing live in front of people, (especially when one is used to scribbling away in their own hidey hole), but I am glad that I said yes! It was fun meeting, chatting and drawing everyone's outfits from young kids to adults.

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of  Gao Photography

Photo by Elizabeth Gao of Gao Photography

This lady was aahhmazing! So stylish. You don't see enough people wearing hats. We had long chats about her vintage clothes collection (which sounded pretty wild) and well I just thought she was ace and I could have chatted all day. 

It was busy! Four days of non stop drawing and lots of happy customers. Did I mention the customers got to keep the sketch! You can see more on my instagram page @nerylwalker

Thanks to Jacky Winter and Myer Melbourne for having me!

Clockwise from top left @kathrynamandajackson, @lisaandlisa, @paintergirl and  @oraclefox

Clockwise from top left @kathrynamandajackson, @lisaandlisa, @paintergirl and @oraclefox

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Some of the younger customers (not wearing black!)

Some of the younger customers (not wearing black!)

THE JUNGLE ROOM

There's a new print in the house! The Jungle Room. I've had this girl lurking around but she's finally ready for you in the shop. She prints up big, up to A0 poster size.

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The Jungle Room was my favourite room at Graceland. It was so ridiculously over the top, so I thought she should hang here. More is more, no? Do you think Elvis would approve?

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