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
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Hagfish Mermaid
Hagfish Mermaid
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Canon Alberic's Scrapbook
Canon Alberic's Scrapbook

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

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The Ash Tree
The Ash Tree

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

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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.

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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.

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The Tractate Middoth
The Tractate Middoth

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

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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.

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Dream Woman
Dream Woman

She shook her head, 'no'.

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

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

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Rag Man
Rag Man

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

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Obese Demon
Obese Demon

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

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Split Face
Split Face

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

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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.

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Skinless
Skinless

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

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The Man in the Doorway
The Man in the Doorway

He was impossibly tall.

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Poisonous Light
Poisonous Light

You had to stay out of the searchlights.

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Baby
Baby

The 'baby' was found wrapped in newspaper.

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Cradlejack
Cradlejack

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

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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.

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Rat King
Rat King

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

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The Night Mare
The Night Mare

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

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Wight
Wight

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

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Ghasts
Ghasts

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

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Alice's Cakes
Alice's Cakes

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

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A Witch's Grave
A Witch's Grave

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

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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.

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Coffin Worm
Coffin Worm

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

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Mother Malkin
Mother Malkin

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

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Through the Looking-Glass
Through the Looking-Glass

How Lucas got all those scars.

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Threatening
Threatening

If only it really were just sleep paralysis.

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The Big Mirror
The Big Mirror

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

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