Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Book illustration commission for Tanja Fleck

Fellow A-ha fan Tanja Fleck commissioned this portrait for her book "Move To Oslo".

Sunday, 5 December 2010

non-commissioned self-promotional portraits with fans

Sally and Morten 2009

Bunty (Amanda) and Morten

Vanessa and Morten

Vanessa and Morten

Scott and me

Banner Nottingham / Sheffield Farewell Tour 2010
A-ha Thankyou for 25 years with love from all the fans

Morten and Helen, self-portrait with Morten Harket, Sheffield 2010

Please contact me for a commission.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

One & Other

I had the chance to spend an hour on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley's One & Other.
I used this opportunity to exhibit some of my work in the form of a banner, and to draw people and things from upon the plinth.
You can see what I got up to here: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/Helen_D

These are the drawings I did whilst on the plinth:

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Purchasing work

My work is now available to purchase here:

This includes some Take On Me related work in the form of posters, prints and t-shirts.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Take On Me style personal portrait commissions

In February 2009, I created this promotional portrait for Pal H Christiansen, the author of "The Scoundrel Days of Hobo Highbrow"

Here is a link to Pal's website, where you can see the work in context:


I hope to be able to accept commissions for personal portraits in this style of drawing, most suitably for A-ha fans, or as a gift to an A-ha fan, especially those who have photos of themselves with the band, however, I need to develop my website to include a shopping basket and secure payment option, and at this stage I'm unsure how to do that, and have no initial funding to invest in adding such a widget until I start receiving commissions!

Currently accepting commissions from illustration agents and professionals for music industry and magazine promotional work.

Further details are on my website: www.helendblackbird.co.uk

Please get in touch if you would be interested in commissioning a portrait in the style of Take On Me.
All comments on my work are welcome.