Fantasy has always been my favourite genre to work in. What first made me want to pursue illustration as a child was the combination of ink drawings and jewel-like colour plates in fairy tale books! I think I'll always have a sense of comfort working with fairies, dragons and mysterious landscapes.
Here you'll find highlights from my own fantasy projects, illustrations for books I love in the genre, and character designs.
This very pale mermaid lives in a lotus pond, and might be worshipped as a local deity.
This slow-moving mermaid carries a small ecosystem wherever she goes. When she moves she makes a creaking sound like an iceberg.
Pyrosomes are colonies of many tiny animals, so her head and arms are not real body parts.
Sweetpea's friends are trying to show him the difference between a sweet and a horse chestnut.
Sweetpea is very proud of his tree's Autumn colours.
Sweetpea is trying a new hat, but it might not stay on over his hair.
The Crow Boy offers Lottie a small Winter present.
Messengers in the castle town travel by rooftop.
Sweetpea sometimes grows acorns under his ear frills.
Shasta lives in a world that died a long time ago.
The 'white horses' on waves are one of my favourite visual metaphors.
She knows she's supposed to use matches to light the fires.
Tree Fairies of his type don't usually leave their tree, so Sweetpea has never seen a sweet chestnut before.
Two images from Inktober 2015, which were drawn seperately but conceived as a set.
Changelings without glamour are obviously untrustworthy (from Inktober 2016).)
Not the most comforting face to wake up to.
It probably hurts Jessie to channel lightning like that.
Sweetpea's ear frills fall off in Autumn, like the leaves on his tree.
Butterflies like Coda.
One of Poppet's friends found a smashed-up breakfast bar, it was much too big for one hob to eat alone.
House hobs need to be fed too.
Example spread for a book concept about ocean regions.
An illustration for the first chapter of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.
A Pocket Witch in the shape of a song.
A Pocket Witch in the shape of a marker pen. Gravity has a 2-page introduction comic in the comics gallery.
A Pocket Witch in the shape of a daffodil.
A Pocket Witch in the shape of a bluebell.
The very first Pocket Witch! Camellia took the shape of a crystal pendant.
Camellia is named after the tea plant and makes a very good cup of tea.