Saturday, 23 January 2010

WELCOME. HELLO.

























Thanks book, you helped me out.
I should probably let some people know this blog exists.

Friday, 22 January 2010

KINGDOM OF THE BEASTS













































































Can't get enough of this book. It's full of animal photographs from the 1950s. This brings me lots of inspiration. Maybe its their cute little beady eyes, or maybe its that because things really do look better in black and white. Ahh well, time for dinner now so will have to put the book down.

FURRY BELOVED book coming soon


















Paws, claws, tails & scales. A book of illustrated facts, articles, fables, stories and poems all about animals.

BIRDZZZ




















NEW SCIENTIST: why do birds never fall off their perches when sleeping?
- "Birds have a nifty tendon arrangement in their legs. The flexor tendon from the muscle in the thigh reaches down over the knee, continues down the leg, round the ankle and then under the toes. This arrangement means that the birds body weight cause the bird to bend its knee and pill the tendon tight, so closing the claws. Apparently this mechanism is so effective that dead birds have been found grasping their perches long after they have died."

FREAKY CAT LADY




















Illustrating the fable 'The Cat Becomes a Bride'

RUSSIAN CAT DOLLS

INDRA'S ELEPHANT

NINE LIVES

THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE




















Poem by W. B. YEATS (1865-1939)

RETURN TO OLD FLAMES










Illustrating a National Geographic Article about a surprising discovery.

THE COCK & THE CATS


















Illustrating the fable 'The Cock & The Cats'

HELLO FATTY
















Illustrating a BBC article about obese pets.

URBAN OUTFITTERS THUMBS UP!

















I was asked to draw some summery pictures for Urban Outfitters store in Leeds. Here they are hanging out at their Summer In-store Party (05/09)

DREAM JOURNAL MURAL - the making of

Dream Journal Mural from Emily Hopgood on Vimeo.

DREAM JOURNAL MURAL

DREAM JOURNAL

Another image from the dream journal collection.

DREAM JOURNAL

The first of a set of images I created, drawing from my dream journal.

READY STEADY GO

Hello. I am an illustrator and graphic artist currently based in lovely Leeds. You may know me better as Emily Hopgood. You may not.