Mark Long linocut animal alphabet

Just came across these rather charming creatures by London-based illustrator Mark Long. I have also just noticed that each letter is represented by an animal beginning with that letter (I’m a bit slow today). I presume V is for vampire bat! As well as these linocut animals Mark makes some lovely brushy pen drawings, another favourite technique of mine.

You can buy this print and others at Mark’s Etsy shop.

Mark also has a good eye for a portrait, as you can see from these prints of Serge Gainsbourg and Arsene Wenger. I love the skilful use of bright colour which livens these up and gives them a very contemporary feel.

Serge Gainsbourg

Arsene Wenger