Characters Illustrated by Irish Illustrator Jennifer Farley

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26 Places of the World

A giant map of the world with 26 cities from Agra to Zermatt. Below you can see some of the individual icons I drew for different cities and places. ....

Bliain na nAmhrán (Year of Song)

Bliain na nAmhrán (Year of Song). Songs and Rhymes of four seasons. Written by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and illustrated by Tarsila Kruse, Christina O Donovan, Brian Fitzgerald and myself (Jennifer Farley). Published by Futa Fata. Each illustrator was...

Matters of the Heart Exhibition

Matters of the Heart is a group exhibition by some of the members of Illustrators Ireland and is currently on show at the United Arts Club, Dublin. The brief for the exhibition was simply to create an illustration or piece of work based on the idea of matters of the...

Fingal And The 1916 Rising Map

This illustrated map was created as part of an educational package I designed and illustrated for Fingal County Council. I designed a booklet at A4 size which folded out to the map at A2 size. The illustrated characters represent different groups involved in the...

Astronaut Academy

Through a series of fun and challenging tasks, kids will attend “classes” as part of their special training required to become an astronaut on a mission to Mars: Space Pilot, Space Living, Space Engineer, Space Scientist and Space Gym. Each topic is...

Farid’s Rickshaw Ride

Farid's Rickshaw Ride Picture Book This is a 48-page picture book I illustrated about a small boy in Bangladesh and the Rickshaw driver he meets one day in the city. The book was written by the very talented Rowan Oberman and created in conjunction with Trocaire. It...

State Animals of the U.S.A. Map

This illustrated map shows all fifty states of the U.S.A. with their state animal and the state capital.  Several states have the same animal, for example, Arkansas, Georgia, and Illinois all have the white-tailed deer as their state...

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts Map

An illustrated map showing the island of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The map features the main lighthouses on the island, surfing on the south coast, the little church in Siasconset and the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge near the northern...

Moby Dick Book Cover

Illustrated cover for a new alphabet book that is coming soon! The ABC book is based around the characters and scenes in Herman Merville's book Moby...

India Map

Ah the beautiful sub-continent of India. A place I've visited and would love to go back to again. This illustrated map shows some interesting facts about the people and culture of India and the location of some of the major...

Fingal Heritage Map

An illustrated map showing over 30 landmarks or regions of interest in Fingal, Ireland. The map was created as part of a brochure, which I also...

Professions

A series of illustrations showing some of the jobs people do. Includes Astronauts, Chefs, Flamenco Dancers and Elvis Impersonators. Niall Legstrong Astronaut Maria the Flamenco Dancer Bruno the Chef Nigel the Elvis Impersonator....

“Comics, Covers and Children’s”

A new group show from Illustrators Ireland members, "Comics, Covers and Childrens" is opening this Thursday 19th November at the beautiful Rathmines Library. The exhibition, curated by IGI promotions officer Margaret Anne Suggs, is an opportunity to see both original...

Rugby World Cup Map

An illustrated map showing the twenty countries participating in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The print dimensions are about 42cm wide and 16cm high. The vast majority of my illustrations start life in pencil in my sketchbook. I then scan them in, redraw them in Adobe...

Irish Writers Illustrated

As part of an on-going project illustrating Irish writers, which isn't really getting the full attention I'd love to give it, here are portraits of George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. These three prints were chosen for inclusion in the Halftone...

Swords Castle Map

This illustrated map was created for a brochure about historic Swords Castle in north County Dublin. The map shows both the castle and the surrounding park and Ward river in Swords.

Fionn & The Dragon

Illustrations created for the story of Fionn & The Dragon, published as part of the Primary School Irish book in Ireland by Folens. The Fionn in question is the mythical Irish hunter Fionn mac Cumhaill, also known in English as Finn MacCool.  The work involved...

Mythical Beasts – Kraken & Triton

These Mythical Beasts were created for an exhibition featuring work by members of Illustrators Ireland. I based my images around my love of all things watery and ocean-based. The beasts I chose were the Kraken and Triton. I hope to return to this as a personal project...

St Patrick’s Day Parade Route Map

Illustrated map showing the parade route and locations of restaurants, cafes, and shops in the town of Swords, Co. Dublin. The map was created along with illustrated posters and flyers to advertise the parade....

Facial Expressions

Facial Expressions is a new exhibition of work by members of Illustrators Ireland. The show opened on Thursday 26th of February at the United Arts Club. Here's my piece called "Family Portrait"....

The Wind & The Sun

This is four images from a set of six illustrations telling the story of The Wind And The Sun - Aesop's Fable published in Irish by Folens. The story tells of a dispute between the wind and the sun over who is the strongest. THE WIND and the Sun were disputing which...

Brian Boru & The Vikings

To commemorate the town of Swords connection with the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru as well as Fingal’s strong links to the Vikings, Fingal County Council organised a weekend of activities in the town of Swords itself that...

St. Patrick and His Parade

This project involved illustration of St. Patrick and a map of Swords parade route and the graphic design of posters and a brochure. Below you can see the poster to advertise this year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Swords. I designed posters for the parades in the...

The Hare & The Tortoise

Illustrations created for the classic Aesop Fable of The Hare & The Tortoise, published as part of primary school Irish by Folens. The work involved creating six full colour scenes (two of which you can see below) and a colour maze activity and a set of black and...

Billy Goats Gruff

This set of illustrations were created for the classic children's story of the Billy Goats Gruff for Irish publishers, Folens. The work involved creating six full colour scenes (two of which you can see below) and a set of black and white activities. The illustrations...

Ink Dot Prints Mandala Project

I recently collaborated with a group of artists and illustrators on an interesting mandala project. The project, organised by the wonderful Steve Dawson of Ink Dot Prints, involved making one large image created by 18 different artists. Each artist would contribute...

Grace O’Malley Pirate & Queen Elizabeth

This is a set of spot illustrations created for Irish language publisher An Gum. According to Irish legend, as a young girl Grace O’Malley wished to go on a trading expedition to Spain with her father. Upon being told she could not because her long hair would catch in...

“Queer As Folk” Exhibition

This is a picture created for the Queer As Folk exhibition which opens tonight at the White Lady Art Gallery. Here's the official blurb for the show. Queer As Folk is a group exhibition that will explore each artist's individual take on what modern sexuality means to...

Iranian Football Team

Last week I posted my portrait of the Pele as young player. That particular portrait led to me getting another job to illustrate a whole World Cup football team for Swiss publishing company Tschutti Heftli. They're actually a very handsome bunch of guys (on an...

Young Pele Illustration

For the day that's in it i.e. the start of the World Cup. This is an illustration of the young genius Brazilian football player, Pele. I did this for Swiss publishing company Tschutti Heftli. This led to some further football portraits - which will be revealed next...

Howth Bioblitz Illustrations

I was asked to create some illustrations and design the posters, corriboard signage and DL-sized leaflet to promote Howth Bioblitz 2014. Ireland’s BioBlitz brings together scientists and recorders in a race against time to see how many species can be recorded in a...

Giselle Ballet Illustration

Pointe Blank is an initiative created by the Birmingham Royal Ballet and I was thrilled to be one of twenty five illustrators involved in this project. The project is described as follows: Collections of original images inspired by the plots of major narrative works...

Map of Viking Invasion of Britain & Ireland

An illustrated map showing the routes taken by the Vikings leaving Norway, Sweden, and Denmark on their way to Britain and Ireland. I've used mostly muted tones on this picture with just a touch of red on the Viking ship sails, the scary sea monster and the rosy...

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