Tag: Nevermoor

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Morrigan and Corvus

    Morrigan and Corvus

    I decided to return to Nevermoor (or Jackalfax in this case) as a break from my poetry-illustrating gig. I also wanted to have a shot at a different illustration technique. […]

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    The art of inferno

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: A Ghostly Hour…

    A Ghostly Hour…

    Whilst I’m really enjoying Hollowpox, as I’m doing these largely for Instagram, I’m finding it tricky to choose scenes that are fairly ambiguous and don’t spoil things. That said the […]

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    Burn Brightly

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: In the Elders’ Hall

    In the Elders’ Hall

    Starting off another Nevermoor piece – this one from Wundersmith. Morrigan waits in the Elders’ hall surrounded by some very strange statues. The Wundrous Society always seemed a bit dodgy, […]

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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 capture the early morning light and the warmth […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Step boldly!

    Step boldly!

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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Poor kitchen cat

    Poor kitchen cat

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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The arachnipod

    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 of the Covid19 lockdown to illustrate the whole […]

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    Jupiter North

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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The chase trial

    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 scenes – my choice for this one was […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: What time do you call this?

    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 magnificat.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Morrigan and the Wundersmith

    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 second Krita drawing on my new (old) EliteBook […]

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    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, unrecognisable shape, “…a dragon.” Another illustration from Nevermoor, […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Morrigan and the Baz Charlton Five

    Morrigan and the Baz Charlton Five

    Morrigan finds that life in the Wundrous Society isn’t all fun and games, facing off against bullies. With throwing stars.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Sunrise over Nevermoor

    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 for the invite!).

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Holding Wunder

    Holding Wunder

      “Morrigan felt panic creep in. it had all felt so right, just a moment ago. She was holding Wunder in the palms of her hands, as if she was […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The hunt and the bonesmen

    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 and Rebelle 3 I keep on having to […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Wundercats!

    Wundercats!

    “He leapt from her arms a yowling cub. But by the time he had landed on the ground he was a towering, terrifying beast, grown strong on Morrigan’s own uncontainable […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Riding the Brolly Rail

    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 also my first outing with Rebelle 3 – […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Morrigan Crow (and brolly)

    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 nice to see that it’s been given a […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Morrigan and the plate of parsnips

    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 sketched this ages ago and did nothing more […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Confronting the hunt

    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 don’t want to add spoilers here. By this […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Escaping the hunt

    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 sounds good. This is the black and white […]

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    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 Smoke and Shadow is a persistent threat throughout […]

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    Hotel Deucalion

    One of my illustrations inspired by Nevermoor : The trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. I completed a couple of silhouette illustrations of the Hunt of Smoke and shadow,  […]