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Morrigan and the plate of parsnips

Morrigan Crow eating lamb and parsnips – her ‘last supper’ prior to her impending death (foiled, of course, by Jupiter North). I …

The Wildings

I keep on writing ‘Wildlings’ instead of ‘Wildings’ – this is a scene from Nilanjana Roy’s book, not George Martin’s. I’ve never …

Lilith

Occasionally I delve into writing – usually when I’m not trying to build an illustration portfolio – and Lilith is one of …

Cyber Tiger!

I’m going to work into this some more, probably with brush and ink. It’s intended as an enemy encounter illustration for a …

Witch and her cat

This website needs more cats. Even this wee kitty makes all the difference. The drawing, by the way, was intended for a …

The Mummy

Another of my hark backs to Fighting Fantasy. I’ve now taken to colouring in the pen and ink fantasy creatures series, and …

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 …

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 …

Wraith

The idea for this wraith came from the description of the spirit stalker from the old Fighting Fantasy series – a breed …

Skeleton horseman

Ever since Jason and the Argonauts, skeletons have been my favourite undead. I find them much easier to draw if I leave …

Harpies

Another character piece for my fantasy encyclopedia project

Iron Cat

I only had a couple of short sessions at John Scurr primary school and most of the workshop was drawing improvised picture …

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 …

Arya Stark sketch

Arya’s probably the most sketched GoT character on the internet, probably because she’s the favourite character behind Tyrion. The majority of the …

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 …

Nephilim

Another charachter sketch from Gnosis. The nephilim is more of a concept than a character but I really like this pen and …

Baba Yaga

  I remember the chicken-leg house from childhood stories and more recently rediscovered it in Hellboy. It’s one of the most memorable …

Paladin

I’d finished reading Game of Thrones when I started work on this with a mind to produce a series of collaged fantasy …

The Z word

Zombies. We tend to identify with the zombie apocalypse when you’ve had one of those days. Or weeks. Or years. When the …

Introducing Coco

This is one of the draft illustrations for Janet Noble’s new series of books that I like to think of as comparable …

Mech sketch

I spent a pleasant evening working into this sketch again after having abandoned it for about 10 years. I’d got fed up …

Poster update: Wonder

Now it’s getting there. We changed the theme from “Promise” to “Wonder” – it fitted the artwork better, and feedback from schools is that …

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 …