Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Lyra Silvertongue


I never got round to doing a satisfying illustration after I had read: His Dark Materials, that great trilogy by Philip Pullman, so I had a go.

Lyra is an extremely stubborn and feisty female character - quite tomboyish in fact, whereas her soul or her daemon as they call it in the novels is quite the opposite - prudent, down to earth, almost meek and shy.

I wanted to capture that small fleeting moment where she turns mellow as she shares her fondness and affection for Pan her companion, especially when they where faced with such hardships in that cold and harsh place known as Svalbard.

I think her eyes are too big and she looks a bit too young, and maybe I could have made Pan look more emotive, but it was fun any how.

Friday, 14 August 2009

The Enchanted Horse


another illustration of a story from the the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. This one was about a magical phantastical flying horse.
What 'm reading at the moment:
Sins of the Father by Mitchel Scanlon, this is an intriguing Sci-fi novel about a murdering child and mutant-giant duo! (Not so confusing if you read it), and going to read Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami - given to me by Celine.

Saturday, 8 August 2009



A study of a wolf for once rather than a fox. I wanted a sort of Halloweeny-werewolfy-feel.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Alice & the Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar

A scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The original had too much white in it, and needed more black to balance it out, I think it's O.k now.


I've made slight changes to Alice in this new one.