2011 in pictures

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Merry Christmas

Thanks to everyone we’ve worked with, been inspired by or simply talked to about illustration this year.
We’ve had a huge amount of help from old and new friends in the last few months and we can’t thank you enough.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2012,
Simon & Julia,
Gurr Illustration

Portrait of Salome & Kukeña by Simon
Western lowland gorilla Salome gave birth to Kukeña at Bristol Zoo on 27th September.
Gurr Illustration contributes to Kukeña’s upkeep through the zoo’s virtual adoption scheme, http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/adoptions

Portrait of Nathan Oliveira

I drew this directly in ink without any pencil underdrawing and remember feeling distinctly nervous! It was done exactly a year ago, one of 24 daily portraits of artists with December birthdays. It’s now owned by Alison Sampson, whose blog Space In Text I thoroughly recommend.
The best places I found to see Oliveira’s art were here and here.

Titney and the troll

My eldest son was unimpressed by the troll I’d just doodled, and added his best train drawing to date.