FANTASY

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.

Lotus
Lotus

This very pale mermaid lives in a lotus pond, and might be worshipped as a local deity.

Coralmaid
Coralmaid

This slow-moving mermaid carries a small ecosystem wherever she goes. When she moves she makes a creaking sound like an iceberg.

Pyrosome
Pyrosome

Pyrosomes are colonies of many tiny animals, so her head and arms are not real body parts.

Autumn Fruits
Autumn Fruits

Sweetpea's friends are trying to show him the difference between a sweet and a horse chestnut.

Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves

Sweetpea is very proud of his tree's Autumn colours.

Autumn Fashion
Autumn Fashion

Sweetpea is trying a new hat, but it might not stay on over his hair.

Lob-Lie-By-The-Fire
Lob-Lie-By-The-Fire
The Palace at Night
The Palace at Night
Old World Monuments
Old World Monuments
Gifts
Gifts

The Crow Boy offers Lottie a small Winter present.

Roofrunner
Roofrunner

Messengers in the castle town travel by rooftop.

Peppermint Fairy
Peppermint Fairy
Acorns for Autumn
Acorns for Autumn

Sweetpea sometimes grows acorns under his ear frills.

Bone Carving
Bone Carving

Shasta lives in a world that died a long time ago.

White Horses
White Horses

The 'white horses' on waves are one of my favourite visual metaphors.

Fire Girl
Fire Girl

She knows she's supposed to use matches to light the fires.

Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut

Tree Fairies of his type don't usually leave their tree, so Sweetpea has never seen a sweet chestnut before.

Brother and Sister
Brother and Sister

Two images from Inktober 2015, which were drawn seperately but conceived as a set.

Changelings
Changelings

Changelings without glamour are obviously untrustworthy (from Inktober 2016).)

Shasta
Shasta

Not the most comforting face to wake up to.

Lightning
Lightning

It probably hurts Jessie to channel lightning like that.

Autumn
Autumn

Sweetpea's ear frills fall off in Autumn, like the leaves on his tree.

Butterflies in Autumn
Butterflies in Autumn

Butterflies like Coda.

Together Breakfast
Together Breakfast

One of Poppet's friends found a smashed-up breakfast bar, it was much too big for one hob to eat alone.

Biscuit Thieves
Biscuit Thieves

House hobs need to be fed too.

Field of Eyes
Field of Eyes
Hellebore Angel
Hellebore Angel
Dogwood Angel
Dogwood Angel
Frozen Berry Fairy
Frozen Berry Fairy
Poinsettia Fairy
Poinsettia Fairy
Winter Wind Fairy
Winter Wind Fairy
Snowball Fairy
Snowball Fairy
Hoar Frost Fairy
Hoar Frost Fairy
Squidmaid
Squidmaid

Example spread for a book concept about ocean regions.

Wolf Brother
Wolf Brother

An illustration for the first chapter of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.

Pocket Witch Vox
Pocket Witch Vox

A Pocket Witch in the shape of a song.

Pocket Witch Vox (outfit changes)
Pocket Witch Vox (outfit changes)
Pocket Witch Gravity
Pocket Witch Gravity

A Pocket Witch in the shape of a marker pen. Gravity has a 2-page introduction comic in the comics gallery.

Pocket Witch Liliwen
Pocket Witch Liliwen

A Pocket Witch in the shape of a daffodil.

Pocket Witch Humblebee
Pocket Witch Humblebee

A Pocket Witch in the shape of a bluebell.

Pocket Witch Camellia
Pocket Witch Camellia

The very first Pocket Witch! Camellia took the shape of a crystal pendant.

Pocket Witch Camellia
Pocket Witch Camellia

Camellia is named after the tea plant and makes a very good cup of tea.