Illustrator & Artist

Flyntlock Baby Boy Carpet Crawl Hands Pig Rabbit Rat Shark

Welcome to my website. I am an illustrator based in the UK with an MA postgraduate degree in illustration from Cambridge School of Art. Just now, I'm illustrating an exciting and lovely series of children's books written by author Derek Keilty about a young pirate detective called Flyntlock Bones. The first book, called Flyntlock Bones - the Sceptre of the Pharaohs, has been launched, published by Scallywag Press.

The illustrations are beautiful, with some full page illustrations that really have the wow factor.”

On this page of my website you can see some pictures from it, and some sneak previews from later books, by swiping the picture line below.

Swipe sideways to see Flyntlock Bones illustrations

  • bay
  • bay
  • Briggs
  • cabin
  • capn
  • caving
  • cluster
  • cover
  • dinner
  • door
  • Drudger
  • fishbreath
  • Flyn
  • game
  • grasping
  • harbour
  • kitchen
  • labyrinth
  • map
  • mummies
  • mummies1
  • orion
  • parrot
  • plank
  • rat
  • rigging
  • sailing
  • sarcophagus
  • ship
  • standing
  • tower
  • window

Here are some other reviews of my illustrations for Flyntlock Bones - the Sceptre of the Pharaohs:

Highly enjoyable with a fantastic cast of characters, the story is brilliantly enhanced by illustrations reminiscent of the master himself, Chris Riddell.  This is definitely one to watch.” -

Illustrator Mark Elvins has done a superb job with the most detailed of traditional-style pen and ink drawings. With extensive illustrations on every page, there is an excellent balance between text and image. The level of detail draws the reader’s eye on each page, looking for clues to the mystery.” - June Edwards, Children’s Books Ireland

Captivating illustrations add wit and depth to this highly illustrated chapter book as well as bringing the settings to life. I particularly enjoyed  the double page spread of their journey to the library!” -

... superbly detailed illustrations by Mark Elvins.” - Jill Bennett on Twitter

The illustrations are beguiling and detailed and are reminiscent of Chris Riddell and Chris Mould.” - My Shelves Are Full blog

The story is bright, pacy and really entertaining, elevated by intricate and fascinating illustrations. What a cracker!” -

If you click on the icons below, they will take you to pages where you can see other recent work, including my winning entries in English Heritage's national competition to design ceiling voiles to illustrate aspects of Whitby, for the refurbishment of Whitby Abbey Visitor Centre, where they now hang.

I also make prints, which you can see and buy by visiting my printmaking website, by clicking here.

And, of course, you can see other bits and bobs on my instagram page Instagram Mark Elvins@markelvins49

For commissions, or if you want to contact me, please email me at Email Mark

All artwork and images © Mark Elvins 2020