HORROR

Horror illustration and monster designs

I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat so people are sometimes surprised that I do any horror work at all, but it actually helps - when I scare myself with my illustrations, I can be sure I'm on the right track.

Here you'll find monster designs, horror concepts and illustrations for some of my favourite horror stories.

Unexpected Guests
Unexpected Guests
Hagfish Mermaid
Hagfish Mermaid
Canon Alberic's Scrapbook
Canon Alberic's Scrapbook

One of a set of 5 illustrations from the classic ghost stories of M. R. James.

The Ash Tree
The Ash Tree

One of a set of 5 illustrations from the classic ghost stories of M. R. James.

Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad
Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

One of a set of 5 illustrations from the classic ghost stories of M. R. James.

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas

One of a set of 5 illustrations from the classic ghost stories of M. R. James.

The Tractate Middoth
The Tractate Middoth

One of a set of 5 illustrations from the classic ghost stories of M. R. James.

Eye Scream
Eye Scream

These horrified a lot of my friends, but are actually inspired by how my eyes feel when I refuse to wear my glasses.

Dream Woman
Dream Woman

She shook her head, 'no'.

The Man in the Old Shack
The Man in the Old Shack

There was something wrong with him, so we all stayed away.

Rag Man
Rag Man

The rag men were made of blood-soaked bandages, and everything they touched rotted away.

Obese Demon
Obese Demon

He was covered in tumours and extra limbs, slow but unstoppable.

Split Face
Split Face

He didn't seem hostile, but he was covered in old blood.

Maggot Man
Maggot Man

The maggot men all had loose, translucent skin and bulbous red eyes. There were many of them crawling far below me.

Skinless
Skinless

The skinless man broke his own jaw to show that we couldn't hurt him. There was no way to escape.

The Man in the Doorway
The Man in the Doorway

He was impossibly tall.

Poisonous Light
Poisonous Light

You had to stay out of the searchlights.

Baby
Baby

The 'baby' was found wrapped in newspaper.

Cradlejack
Cradlejack

From a personal project illustrating my favourite scenes from 'The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray' by Chris Wooding.

The Drowned Folk Approach
The Drowned Folk Approach

From a personal project illustrating my favourite scenes from 'The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray' by Chris Wooding.

Rat King
Rat King

From a personal project illustrating my favourite scenes from 'The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray' by Chris Wooding.

The Night Mare
The Night Mare

From a personal project illustrating my favourite scenes from 'The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray' by Chris Wooding.

Wight
Wight

From a personal project illustrating my favourite scenes from 'The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray' by Chris Wooding.

Ghasts
Ghasts

From a personal project illustrating favourite scenes from 'The Spook's Apprentice' by Joseph Delaney.

Alice's Cakes
Alice's Cakes

From a personal project illustrating favourite scenes from 'The Spook's Apprentice' by Joseph Delaney.

A Witch's Grave
A Witch's Grave

From a personal project illustrating favourite scenes from 'The Spook's Apprentice' by Joseph Delaney.

Mother Malkin in the River
Mother Malkin in the River

From a personal project illustrating favourite scenes from 'The Spook's Apprentice' by Joseph Delaney.

Coffin Worm
Coffin Worm

From a personal project illustrating favourite scenes from 'The Spook's Apprentice' by Joseph Delaney.

Mother Malkin
Mother Malkin

From a personal project illustrating favourite scenes from 'The Spook's Apprentice' by Joseph Delaney.

Through the Looking-Glass
Through the Looking-Glass

How Lucas got all those scars.

Threatening
Threatening

If only it really were just sleep paralysis.

The Big Mirror
The Big Mirror

You had to walk past slowly and calmly, as if you couldn't see it.