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She was alive

Morrigan Crow following her leap from the Deucalion roof. Still in progress – my initial draft is below. I really wanted to …

Step boldly!

A work in progress, as on the dawn of the new age, guests at the Hotel Deucalion leap from the roof, umbrellas …

A last supper

A last meal at Eventide while Morrigan awaits her imminent death, eating lamb, parsnips and minted peas. Meanwhile, her stepmother discusses her …

Poor kitchen cat

Another tragic death in the Crow family. Morrigan didn’t kill Kitchen Cat, not that this fact stopped everyone blaming her.

Announcing a tragic loss

Corvus Crow announces the sad loss of his daughter to the waiting crowds. I based the look of Morrigan’s father on Christopher …

The arachnipod

Bluffing their way into the free state. This scene gave me an opportunity to properly draw the arachnipod. I’m currently taking advantage …

Escape in the arachnipod

Another reworking of an earlier Nevermoor drawing, this time the escape up the clock tower in Jupiter’s arachnipod. I prefer the composition …

Jupiter North

Jupiter North introduces himself at Crow Manor, after giving suitable warning as to his outstanding gingerness.    

The chase trial

Morrigan rides Fenestra in the chase trial, and Cadence takes a tumble… I’m going to continue working with limited colours on these …

What time do you call this?

One of my favourite scenes from Nevermoor – when Morrigan first arrives at the Hotel Deucalion and is greeted by Fenestra the …

Morrigan and the Wundersmith

My earlier take on this scene was ‘Confronting the Hunt’ (link below). I’ve been playing around with styles and this is my …

Shadow puppets

“I’m… gonna make…” Hawthorne said, his tongue sticking out the side of his mouth as he bent his fingers into a complicated, …

Sunrise over Nevermoor

I decided to draw this after the launch party for the paperback of ‘Wundersmith’ by Jess Townsend (thank you Hachette Children’s books …

Holding Wunder

  “Morrigan felt panic creep in. it had all felt so right, just a moment ago. She was holding Wunder in the …

The hunt and the bonesmen

  “The huntsman waited, perfectly still, hand outstretched. Not a threat. Not a command. An invitation.” From Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend Photoshop …

Wundercats!

“He leapt from her arms a yowling cub. But by the time he had landed on the ground he was a towering, …

Riding the Brolly Rail

This is my first colour illustration based on The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – the second Nevermoor novel. It’s …

Morrigan Crow (and brolly)

A quick drawing inspired by Wundersmith¬† – the second Morrigan Crow book by Jessica Townsend which I was given for Christmas. It’s …

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 …

Confronting the hunt

The last of my Hunt of Smoke and Shadow series, this is an illustration from the closing chapters of Nevermoor and I …

Escaping the hunt

What do you need most in an emergency? How about a giant clockwork spider powered by magic to escape in? Yep, that …

The Hunt of Smoke and Shadow

Nevermoor : The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend has been a recent source of inspiration for me. The Hunt of …

Hotel Deucalion

One of my illustrations inspired by Nevermoor : The trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. I completed a couple of silhouette …