Thursday, August 21, 2014

new website, new blog!

A change is as good as a holiday no? My new updated website is finally up with a lot of help from my art director/photographer/all round handyman hubby Tim Haynes. Big thanks!

My blog will also move to here. This blog will stay up for the time being but please head to my new page for updates in Neryl land.

You can also follow me on instagram, pinterest and facebook.

Many thanks to those who have stopped by here over the years! Hope you continue to check out the new blog.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Gorman's Desert nights dress

Well I couldn't resist but draw another one of Gorman's dresses, Desert nights, with the super cute cactus textile designed by Bonnie Jean. See her Pinterest page for other Gorman designs

Here is the original dress. Cute huh! I love the colour Desert night print too. Goes perfect with prickly pear hair!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Posts are few and far between these days but you can see regular updates on my facebook page and instagram page

Here's what's been going on @nerylwalker on instagram. Come follow me!

More fun and inspiration to be found on my pinterest page too. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

new updated shop!

It's long overdue but I have finally updated my shop!
Full of limited edition giclee prints from A4 up to A0 size.
Worldwide shipping available

Check it out and keep posted for new designs coming soon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Obus Llama dress

There are so many great printed dresses in the stores at the moment. Today's illustration inspired by the  neat Obus Llama dress. Yes a llama dress! See it here

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gorman Winter Harvest dress

This illustration was inspired by Gorman's pretty ace Winter Harvest dress. Such a fun print. See the dress here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Buxom Lips 100 new shades

Buxom Lips by Bare Escentuals have finally launched their 100 new shades in the US. I worked on this last year, a whopping new 28 girls...phew! Best job ever really. How ace to draw 100 girls for a cosmetic line. Here are just a few of the new chicks on the block. See the whole range here including all the original girls. Sold exclusively through Sephora.

Monday, March 3, 2014

book book blog blog

A friend of mine, Gabrielle Williams has recently launched a new book review blog called Great book reviews, no crap and it has a chicken as the logo...get it. I was asked along with other artists and designers to illustrate one of the book titles. The above illustration is for "Beautiful Ruins' by Jess Walter. Check out the book review here and keep checking for new reviews and celeb interviews.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Xmas folks!

It's that time of year when it gets a little crazy. Presents to buy, work to do, your kid gets sick and your printer decides to die. (There goes printing out last minute Xmas cards). Anyway I had fun making this Christmas card and even more fun making these cards below with Ivy. I seriously wanted to keep them all. Kids drawings are the best.

Here's cheers to a smashing Christmas and a stonkin good New Year!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


A lot has been going on here and I just haven't had the time to post. A family fun trip to Bali, a sojourn to Sydney with my sister (more fun), lots of arts and crafts at home with the littlun plus work thrown in for good measure.

But it's nearing Xmas and it's giveaway time. Like my Facebook page and share the giveaway post and you'll be in the running for two separate prizes. Click to enlarge.

First name drawn - an A3 limited edition signed giclee print, 'Spring Fling' taken from 'The Fashionable Cocktail' (value $100).
Second name drawn -a copy of the book, written by Jane Rocca, published by Hardie Grant and illustrated by moi (value $29.95). Heck I'll even sign it.

Christmas presses for you or a friend's pressie sorted!

Entries will close on Wednesday 11th December at 5pm AEST. I'll randomly choose a winner and announce it here and on my  I will post the items free of charge worldwide. Good luck!!

The winners have been announced!

Prize 1 - A3 'Spring Fling' print - Kat Kalindi Cameron
Prize 2 - 'The Fashionable Cocktail' book - Sonja Boom Freeman-Dick

Your prizes have been posted in the mail. Merry Xmas!!

Thank you to everyone who entered. It's come to my attention that some people are not on Facebook so the next giveaway will be active on the blog too. Sorry to those who missed out this time!

Happy holidays!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Papyrus Cocktail boxed set of cards

It was by strange coincidence that I illustrated this Cocktail boxed set of cards for Papyrus right before I started working on the Fashionable Cocktail Book. The universe is telling me to drink up!

The cocktail themed notecards come in 4 designs with printed envelopes. Sold in a boxed set of 5 cards each online here. Unfortunately shipping only to the US and Canada. I will find out if there are any stockists in Australia.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Fashionable Cocktail A3 prints available for sale

9 x  giclee prints available for sale. Taken from The Fashionable Cocktail book. 

A3 Supersize - 330mm x 482mm with plenty of white surround.
Professionally printed on 300gsm natural Cotton Rag Art Paper using quality archival inks and hand signed.

AUD$100 each.

Can be picked up from East St Kilda or $13 registered postage anywhere in Australia.
$22 registered postage to the US. 
Print will be gently rolled in a postal tube to ensure safe arrival.

Please email me at with enquiries

Martini Time
Spring Fling

Pineapple Mary

Haute Couture


Citrus Fizz
Black Russian

Black Blazer


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Fashionable Cocktail officially launched!

'The Fashionable Cocktail' book has officially launched. It was celebrated with a delicious cocktail (or two) from the book. Clink, clink! I can highly recommend the Debutante and the Turkish Delight Martini. The book features the lovely Jane Rocca's fashion take on cocktails. It's a super nicely designed package on matte stock with lovely details, thanks to designer Heather Menzies from Hardie Grant. It should be in a bookstore near you soon! Try Readers Feast in Melbourne city and Readings for a start.

Here's just a few of my favourite illustrations and spreads.

Black Russian

This event was unfortunately invite only but there are still some tickets left for this Tuesday night's event (mentioned in my post below). I will be selling some limited edition prints on the night too.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Fashionable Cocktail

The book that consumed my life for a few months this year (and late last year), 'The Fashionable Cocktail' is finally launching at the end of August/early September. Written by Jane Rocca, published by Hardie Grant, and illustrated by moi. I did have a different cover but this is the final design by Michelle Mackintosh. The book is jam packed full of pretty awesome cocktail recipes and illustrations (150 or so but who's counting!)

The launch is in partnership with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week at Touche Hombre. Tix include Mexican canapes, cocktails, a signed book, goodie bags plus it will be launched by the ever hilarious Helen Razor. Wanna come clink glasses? Details below.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

zipper pouch design

Week 5 and the final week of the course. It has been crazy busy but great. The last assignment was to create a zipper pouch design (cosmetic bag, pencil case, etc) in a hyper lush style. We had draw from one of our own collections. I had too many to choose from (there are those hoard-ish tendencies again) but went with my vintage pin up card collection. Look how cute those teeny cards are. So this was my final design, as someone mentioned naughty but nice.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

abstract collage

It's Week 4 in the course and it covers Wall Art. The brief is to create an abstract collage. Get outside your comfort zone and do something different. Colours are limited to your star sign colours (mine is Aries - red and yellow). Plus we must add a floral and typographic element. Now I'm not really a florally kinda girl so set forth to abstract it down in some way.

First up we are asked to collect collage materials in your colour way. Luckily my hoard-ish tendencies paid off. No problem here. See pic above.
Then experiment and paint time (see thumbnail pics for paint studies). I go a bit frantic here with a few different ideas on the go but I am finding the 3-4 day deadline too restrictive to resolve my paintings so go purely into collage land. My first attempt below.

Then finally a breakthrough of a more abstracted version in petal shapes (yes the obtuse floral reference) which is what I went with. What do you think?