tamsin gilbert

Illustrator & Printmaker

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Here's a little design idea I've been working on today

Here’s a little design idea I’ve been working on today

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There's a mouse in my kitchen

Here’s Doris

I did the initial drawing for a book cover design. Now I've finished her I think she may have to have her own adventures. I've think she looks like a Doris, so that's what I've called her.

I did the initial drawing for a book cover design. Now I’ve finished her I think she may have to have her own adventures. I’ve think she looks like a Doris, so that’s what I’ve called her.

The Reluctant Drawer

This is an early character study for 'The Reluctant Dragon'. I'm always reluctant to show anyone my drawings, this is the first one I've ever posted! A change is as good as a rest hey??

This is an early character study for ‘The Reluctant Dragon’. I’m always reluctant to show anyone my drawings, this is the first one I’ve ever posted! A change is as good as a rest hey??

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

Charlotte's Web Book Jack

Yet another book jacket design. This time for Charlotte’s Web.

Going Back To My Roots

New pattern

I was feeling inspired by Scandinvian design yesterday, so I decided to go back to my textiles roots. This morning I designed a pattern for possible jacket cover and or endpapers. For anyone that knows me, knows that I love endpapers and I love pattern.

Life’s A Peach

I thought I'd post another  book jacket design on this sunny morning.  I'm going to try and get some more on here soon.

Book Jacket Design

I've decided to have a bit of fun (well I think it's fun, maybe I need to get out more) and design some book jackets for classic children's stories. There will be more to come....

I’ve decided to have a bit of fun (well I think it’s fun, maybe I need to get out more) and design some book jackets for classic children’s stories. There will be more to come….

The Day of The Dachshund

Today I have mostly been working on this lino for my new story. Sausage dogs always seem to feature somewhere in my work!

Today I have mostly been working on this lino for my new story. Sausage dogs always seem to feature somewhere in my work!

Owl you need is love. Happy Wednesday everyone!

Owl you need is love. Lino design.

Owl you need is love. Lino design.