Tag: Fantasy

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    Deadlock

      It’s been years since I’ve drawn this guy. In 2000 (with my first computer) I made an animation based on the Henry Flint-drawn Deadlock story in 2000AD. It didn’t […]

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    Mr Wolf

    Jocasta again, this time at a pivotal moment in the story…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: On a hidden island

    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 and book cover. It started as a Chris […]

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    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 of the illustrations. I’m discovering that trees can […]

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    Dustwalker

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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Mermaid

    Mermaid

      I’m not sure why I got the inspiration to draw mermaids – I was doodling before a training session at work and found myself drawing tails on characters.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: City leviathan

    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 as giant monsters.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Shadowtooth

    Shadowtooth

    I fancied a change, so I went back to monsters – I may have been inspired by the cats I was drawing. I’m not feeling that my kids illustration is […]

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    Knight

    A ghostly knight from mythology.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Nimue

    Nimue

    A Rebelle 3 sketch that I later realised fitted in well witsome of the Arthurian myth pieces I’d been working on. I felt that this made a rather intriguing Nimue, […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Winter temple

    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 and white drawings really doesn’t work and so […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: At the bonfire

    At the bonfire

    Another dark fantasy piece. This one was directly inspired by the Dark Souls series of videogames – itself inspired by the Fighting Fantasy books. I was particularly interested in capturing […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Brigand

    Brigand

    My monster illustrations were a trip back to my childhood spent reading Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone’s ‘Fighting Fantasy’ series. The silhouette style seemed to lend itself to the European […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The Mummy

    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 they do look a lot better for it.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Troll

    Troll

    Edited to add colour. Trolls and ogres are some of the most varied fantasy creatures in terms of artists’ and writers’ interpretations. Green skin or not green skin? Dumb as […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Orc soldier

    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 draw the creatures that I used to doodle […]

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    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 of orcs with swine, and I love the […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Lizardman

    Lizardman

    I’ve always felt sorry for the lizardman in the fantasy genre as they always seem to be overlooked, despite being used to great effect in the Titan series by Steve […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Goblin Ballista

    Goblin Ballista

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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Goblin Archer

    Goblin Archer

    Traditional design of a goblin soldier

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Goblin Shaman

    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 them. I’m veering towards the Steve Jackson/ Ian […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Nephilim

    Nephilim

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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Paladin

    Paladin

    I’d finished reading Game of Thrones when I started work on this with a mind to produce a series of collaged fantasy images. They eventually worked their way into the […]