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On a hidden island

A sneak preview of the artwork for the 2020 Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition that will be used as a poster design …

The trickster in the tree

I seem to be inventing a fantasy world that I should give a name to so that I can properly link all …

Dustwalker

Partly inspired by Dune, and partly by wanting to draw a desert scene.

Mermaid

  I’m not sure why I got the inspiration to draw mermaids – I was doodling before a training session at work …

City leviathan

I’m not entirely sure what to call this creature. I’d imagined it to be a bit like Philip Reeve’s traction cities, just …

Shadowtooth

I fancied a change, so I went back to monsters – I may have been inspired by the cats I was drawing. …

Teke the Smiling One

One of Dan Abnett’s very memorable villains, and a really great variation on the usual Chaos Astartes archetype.

Tobias Maxilla

My first Warhammer 40K inspired illustration for a very long time. I’ve been re-reading Dan Abnett’s Inquisition novels and felt like giving …

Knight

A ghostly knight from mythology.

Nimue

A Rebelle 3 sketch that I later realised fitted in well witsome of the Arthurian myth pieces I’d been working on. I …

Winter temple

My new year’s resolution is to bring some more colour to my work. I’ve found that just adding colour to my black …

At the bonfire

Another dark fantasy piece. This one was directly inspired by the Dark Souls series of videogames – itself inspired by the Fighting …

Brigand

My monster illustrations were a trip back to my childhood spent reading Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone’s ‘Fighting Fantasy’ series. The silhouette …

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 …

Troll

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

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 …

Nephilim

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

Paladin

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