June Commissions



And a little gouache painting of  Sagan, Leroy and Chops for the missus


June Commissions

Loki the Tibetan Terrier
Ink watercolour and gouache
180x180 mm

Tom's Dogs
Ink and watercolour
180x180 mm

Ink watercolour and gouache
110x110 mm

Shadow the labrador mix
Ink and watercolour
180x180 mm

A walk in the woods
Ink watercolour and gouache
150x190 mm

Ink watercolour and gouache


Maned Wolf and Newfoundland process

Maned Wolf
Ink and watercolour 90x120mm

Ink and watercolour 90x120mm €35+ P&P

A little bit of process on the latest of the illustrations I've been making and selling to indulge my ice cream addiction -  a Maned Wolf and a Newfoundland, both measuring 120mm x 90mm.

I first work out the drawing in pencil, transferring it to the watercolour paper. Sometimes I end up changing the design as I work through the painting stage but it helps a good bit to have it pre-planned at least slightly.

I lay down the colours next. In the case of the newfie (being black) I used a bunch of different colours, just to give it a less flat look once the blacks are layered on top. I work with black ink washes first then I wrap it up with a dip pen for any outline or other darker aspects. I tend to do any highlight details with white ink on top.

I used to lay the ink first but I ran out of waterproof acrylic ink, and the current type I have tends to reactivate and make an unholy mess of the drawing.

The newfie is still up for sale, so if interested in purchasing you can comment here, or get in touch with me via eimhinmcnamara(at)gmail.com. I'm also accepting commissions at the moment, if anything tickles your fancy. For anyone that might like an illustration but is looking for a bargain I have loads of prints in my Dawanda shop that are available for €2 each: LINK


Neapolitan Mastiff pieces

Two more commissions:
Neapolitan Mastiff
Ink and watercolour 140x120mm

Neapolitan Mastiff Head Study
Ink 140x135mm

After making the other Neapolitan illustration earlier in the week, I ended up getting commissioned to create a second one, along with a head study. These guys are quite fun to draw, they almost start looking like marble drapery with all their skin folds.

If you'd like to commission an illustration you can get in touch with me via eimhinmcnamara (at) gmail.com, and we can discuss the particulars.


PURE South Animation Films Screening

The two latest PURE South Animation Film School films are screening this evening at 1830,  at Rua Red in Tallaght. This year we have a Noir-style detective story, and a Rap-fueled tale of redemption:

Mason Phelps: Private Eye
A suspicious crime has gone down by the old graveyard, and it's up to Mason Phelps to outmanoeuvre the suspects and get to the bottom of this awful mess...
Created by Danielle Norman, Nicole Smith, Shannon O'Reilly, Karl Wynne, Leah Byrne, Jamie O'Neill, Conor Halpin, Evan Thompson, Leah Menton, Dylan Hillary and Jessica Reddin of Collinstown Park Community College, Dublin.

MC Tra$h: Transformation Revelation
While cooking a nice organic broth, Rita Red Eye the Witch is shaken up by MC Tra$h and his wasteful ways. Now it's time for her to show him how it feels to be dumped on...
Created by Dean Dillon, Richard Roche, Darragh Singleton, Anthony Brennan, Daniel Kulis, Tyrick Tschuma, Daniel Oladeji, David Oladeji, Shane Leech and Miracle Olowu at Brookfield Community Youth Project, Dublin.

The students wrote, designed, recorded dialogue, and animated their films over two week-long workshop events in February.

These workshops were facilitated by Eimhin McNamara, Carol Freeman, Chris McLoughlin,  Pádraig Fagan, and Christina O'Donovan, with the assistance of Silvia Nevado, Catríona Reilly, Fiona McDonnell and Marie O'Connell. Featuring original music by Chris McLoughlin and, on MC Tra$h, the rap stylings of Tyrick Tschuma, Daniel Oladeji, David Oladeji and Miracle Olowu.

The films were produced in conjunction with Ian Davis of the PURE Project (Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments), South Dublin County Council, Brookfield Community Facility and Collinstown Park Community College.

They will be available to view on-line after the premiere.


Deneview Snowfox

Recent greyhound portrait commission, ink and watercolour 250mm x 250mm

And here it is at home in Finland.


Illustrations for sale

Ink and watercolour 120x90mm
€35 + postage and packaging

Ink and watercolour 110x90mm
€25 + postage and packaging

Afghan Hound
Ink and watercolour 100x80mm
€25 + postage and packaging

Ink and watercolour 90x70mm
€20 + postage and packaging

Red greyhound
Ink and watercolour 90x70mm
€20 + postage and packaging

Fawn Greyhound
Ink and watercolour 80x80mm
€15 + postage and packaging

Oscar the Shih-Tzu Bichon mix
Ink and watercolour 80x80mm
€15 + postage and packaging

Comment here or mail me at eimhinmcnamar(at)gmail.com if interested in purchasing!


Sold Illustrations

Illustrations which have recently been sold.

Ink and watercolour 85x100mm

Scruffy Lurcher SOLD

Ink and watercolour 80mmx80mm

Black Greyhound SOLD
Ink and watercolour 80mmx80mm

3. White Deerhound SOLD
Ink and watercolour 80mmx80mm

Corgi SOLD
Ink and watercolour 80mmx70mm

Chops the lurcher SOLD
Ink and watercolour 80mmx80mm

Badger SOLD
Ink and watercolour 80x80mm

Phoebe the greyhound
Ink and watercolour 75x90mm

Ink and watercolour 100x115mm

Red Squirrel
Ink and watercolour 80x80mm

Maned Wolf
Ink and watercolour 90x120mm

Neapolitan Mastiff
Ink and watercolour 145x120mm

Illustration Orders

Above are some recent illustrations. Hit me up on eimhinmcnamara(at)gmail.com if you'd like one for yourself. Also if you order 4 or more prints from my shop, you can get a little ink doodle for free.



A little drawing I made of Fred, for his fosterer Kevin. Fred seems to have settled very well in to his new home now. He's even convinced the resident lurcher, Jess, of his charms.
Special thanks to Jane at Sighthound Strolls for all her work organising the match, and thanks to his new people for the lovely photo!


Recent commissions

A recent bunch of commissions, including some charity auction illustrations:

These two are in aid of Hogsprickle, a hedgehog charity.

These three were in aid of Cara Rescue Dogs.

 The above two ink drawings will be auctioned off in aid of the Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary

 A portrait of Gus, the English Bull Terrier. Here is a little piece that was written about him: link

Commissioned by Lucy's Lounge, a vintage clothing shop in Temple Bar, these are their resident lurchers, Galaxy and Circus Girl.

And here is a portrait of Zara, Rusty and Boo that a friend of mine commissioned.