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.

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Coralmaid
Coralmaid

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

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Pyrosome
Pyrosome

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

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Autumn Fruits
Autumn Fruits

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

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Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves

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

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Autumn Fashion
Autumn Fashion

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

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

The Crow Boy offers Lottie a small Winter present.

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Roofrunner
Roofrunner

Messengers in the castle town travel by rooftop.

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Peppermint Fairy
Peppermint Fairy
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Acorns for Autumn
Acorns for Autumn

Sweetpea sometimes grows acorns under his ear frills.

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Bone Carving
Bone Carving

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

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White Horses
White Horses

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

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Fire Girl
Fire Girl

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

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Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut

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

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Brother and Sister
Brother and Sister

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

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Changelings
Changelings

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

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Shasta
Shasta

Not the most comforting face to wake up to.

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Lightning
Lightning

It probably hurts Jessie to channel lightning like that.

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Autumn
Autumn

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

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Butterflies in Autumn
Butterflies in Autumn

Butterflies like Coda.

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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.

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Biscuit Thieves
Biscuit Thieves

House hobs need to be fed too.

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

Example spread for a book concept about ocean regions.

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Wolf Brother
Wolf Brother

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

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Pocket Witch Vox
Pocket Witch Vox

A Pocket Witch in the shape of a song.

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Pocket Witch Vox (outfit changes)
Pocket Witch Vox (outfit changes)
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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.

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Pocket Witch Liliwen
Pocket Witch Liliwen

A Pocket Witch in the shape of a daffodil.

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Pocket Witch Humblebee
Pocket Witch Humblebee

A Pocket Witch in the shape of a bluebell.

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Pocket Witch Camellia
Pocket Witch Camellia

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

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Pocket Witch Camellia
Pocket Witch Camellia

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

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