About Eri

Welcome to Eri Griffin's illustration portfolio. I am a professional freelance commissioned illustrator and artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I specialise black & white ink illustrations with pen and brush strokes.

I have been published many books and magazines with the major publishers in the UK such as Penguin Books and The Folio Society. You can see I'm not only a book illustrator, but also I'm commissioned to draw illustrations for the music CD album covers and related products. My passion is drawing Jazz scenes, on this portfolio you will find many jazz illustrations and published CD covers. I've been getting involved with design work more and more recently, working together with well known design agencies in the UK and across Europe, I am drawing for package design, corporate design for both on paper and websites, also branding identity logos. My personal lifework is drawing horses. I've been fascinated by the elegance of horses' body since I was a child. To capture the moving horse's body shape fast, I throw my pencils away and started using ink for croquis, then my black & white ink style was born.

My Awards and Exhibition History

Images 36, London (2012) Shortlisted
Images 35, London (2011) Shortlisted
Alfa Romeo Official Art (2010)
Images 34, London (2010) Shortlisted
Woodstock Art Festival, Oxford (2008)

My Publication History

With Respect To Monty
CD Album Cover (2015)
By Donald Vega – Commissioner: Resonance Records, LA

The Beginnings
CD Album Cover (2014)
By Wes Montgomery – Commissioner: Resonance Records, LA

The Tower
Book Cover illustration (2014)
By Uwe Tellkamp – Commissioner: Penguin Books, London

BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research
Book and Book Cover illustrations (2013)
By Alison Williams, Derek Jones and Judy Robertson – Commissioner: Matt Robinson, Edinburgh

The Middle Parts of Fortune
Book and Book Cover illustrations (2012)
By Frederic Manning – Commissioner: The Folio Society, London

Tales from the Forest
Book cover and interior illustrations (2011)
By Ian Edwards – Commissioner: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Opera at Chequers
Book brochure illustrations (2011)
Presented by Diva Opera – Hosted by David and Samantha Cameron

Inside the Christmas Story
Book cover illustration (2011)
By Anthony and Melanie Bash – Commissioner: The Continuum International Publishing Group, London

DOWSING – The Ultimate Guide to the 21st Century
Book illustrations (2010)
Commissioner : Elizabeth Brown, London

A Folio Anthology of Poetry
Book and Book Cover illustrations (2009)
By Carol Ann Duffy – Commissioner: The Folio Society, London

Guide to drawing & painting
TV advert animation illustration (2009)
Filmed by Tandem Films – Commissioner: Wieden + Kenneddy, London

Good Housekeeping
Magazine illustrations (2009)
Kathy Lette and Sandi Toksvig monthly columns
Commissioner: National Magazine Company, London

Ink me
Book Interior and sticker illustrations (2008)
Commissioner: Maomao publications, Spain