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I returned to Harry Potter for an action based scene to illustrate. This one gave me the opportunity to play around properly …

History of Magic

Another silhouette piece and an illustration from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets. I chose this scene because it’s character based …

Theseus and the Minotaur

Preparing for the 2017/18 Undiscovered Voices Competition (yes, I’m giving it another go), I decided to move my work in a new …

Baba Yaga

One of the last of my Inktober works, I used my ‘Once upon a time’ poster as the jumping off point as …

Little Red and the wolf

My final Red Riding Hood ink drawing for the time being. This was my experiment with coloured inks that I’d forgotten I’d …

Red Riding Hood Revisited

I revisited the Red Riding Hood story after completing my previous pen and ink drawing from the story. I much prefer the …

The soggy bad wolf

I was inspired by ‘Inktober’ last year, and started to work on a series of brush and ink illustrations. This was one …

Witch

One of my Inktober fairytale sketches. I was exploring ways of adapting the style that I’d been playing around with for …don’t …

Troll

Edited to add colour. Trolls and ogres are some of the most varied fantasy creatures in terms of artists’ and writers’ interpretations. …

Harry Potter Sketch

I’ve been running in ever decreasing circles since a portfolio review earlier this year which could be summed up as “we like …

Let’s dance

A return to Inn from the cold and a change of media. I’m probably going to have to digitally colour this one …

Broomsticks are so middle-ages

I probably shouldn’t have got my hopes up too high in regards to the SCWBI Undiscovered Voices competition, but of all my …

Bringing down the moon

Scattering is the working title for a series of illustrations exploring magical and mythological creatures inhabiting modern cities. Aside from being a …

Orc soldier

A more conventional orc – this one straight from my ten-year-old self. It’s nice to be able to go back and properly …

Orc chief

This was my fairly unconventional (by the conservative standards of the genre) take on an orc chief. I’ve always associated the look …

Lizardman

I’ve always felt sorry for the lizardman in the fantasy genre as they always seem to be overlooked, despite being used to …

Goblin Ballista

A non-character based fantasy piece, this was to illustrate goblin technology which I feel is criminally underrated by some scholars.

Goblin Shaman

The goblin shaman was an early drawing for my creature encyclopedia. Goblins are great characters because there’s such a rich background to …

First author/ illustrator visit!

Well, the Mighty Thumbslurp has been printed at last! To celebrate this momentous event, Janet and myself have just completed our first¬†afternoon …

You’re STILL a Pest!

In honour of the imminent (well, fairly imminent) publication of the printed edition of You’re a Pest, Betsy Thumbslurp! here’s a sample …

Task 1: Clean out the pond

You know what it’s like when you get to spring. The garden needs weeding, the lawn’s a patchy mess, the fence needs …

The mighty Thumbslurp!

WARNING! This book is full of YUCKS, GGRRRRAAHHHS and SNNOOSSEEFFUUPPs.(Not to mention a flying hippopotamus!)

Ready to publish…

Janet chose this as the definitive picture of Coco, with her reaction to her newborn sister who supplants her as the centre …

Into the unknown

The Winter Tower is still may favourite page from …don’t let the dragons bite. It was my second try at this scene …