During my Illustration degree, I created a book of linocuts for a major project, which were based on my observations of wildlife on and around the River Cam. These prints were later made into a hand-printed book by a private press and were accompanied by poems. You can see a selection of my linocuts from the book ‘Urban Birds’ below.
Urban Birds premise
The introduction page including an illustration of sparrows on a rooftop for the book "Urban Birds"
Urban Birds book
The 'Urban Birds' book of poems all fully illustrated by me.
Crow pecking at ground
Illustrated poem showing a linocut of a crow, in silhouette, pecking at the ground.
Geese and grass illustration
A linocut and wash illustration of two geese, seen from behind, walking on the grass.
Urban birds feeding swans
A linocut illustration of people feeding some swans accompanying a poem.
Urban Birds colophon
An illustration of seagulls on a rubbish tip taken from the colophon page of 'Urban Birds'
Strutting crow illustration
A linocut illustration of a strutting crow accompanying a poem in 'Urban Birds'
Magpies in the park
From 'Urban Birds';, a linocut illustration of some magpies in a park with a couple of people walking in the background.
Sparrows on a rooftop illustration
From 'Urban Birds', a linocut and wash illustration of some sparrows perched on a rooftop with a TV aerial.
Tufted Duck and reflection illustration
A linocut and wash illustration of a Tufted Duck in the water with its reflection, taken from the book 'Urban Birds'
Sea gulls foraging illustration
From 'Urban Birds', a linocut and wash illustration of five seagulls foraging for food on a rubbish tip.
Feeding swans illustration
Taken from the book 'Urban Birds' a linocut illustration of people feeding the swans.
Blackbird on a weathervane illustration
From 'Urban Birds', a linocut and wash illustration of a blackbird perched on a weathervane.
Crows at sunset illustration
A linocut and wash illustration of some crows, perched on a chimney top, with a telegraph pole and setting sun behind taken from the book 'Urban Birds'
Crows on chimney illustration
From 'Urban Birds', a linocut and watercolour artwork of two crows on a rooftop with chimney and aerial.