Thursday, October 30, 2008

French Dragons

This project was for a french publisher. It's to be a book about dragons. They invited me to participate and I agreed even though I'm not really one for drawing dragons. I thought I would be clever and pose some figures around a dragon skull and avoid actually having to draw the dragon itself. This idea didn't fly with them for obvious reasons but I enjoyed making the drawings and concepting it out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Secret History of Giants

This picture is from the recently published Secret History of Giants book from Templar. I worked on this project through last Christmas and am quite happy to see it out now - in a book shop near you ;). This illustration seems to be one of the more popular ones as it keeps turning up in the promotions. It depicts the giant wearing all his artifacts and doodads.


I drove this painting into the ditch. It happens - it started feeling wrong at about the half-way point. I decided not to put myself through the pain of trying to fix it. However I was kind of happy with these characters so I scanned them anyway. One of these days I hope to get back to it when I'm feeling a bit better about it. Until then .....

Faerie Sketchbook

Some random faerie doodles in coloured pencil. Just for fun and of course with the ever present hope that a new and possibly "good" idea might be achieved.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Another one from a project I'm presently working on - Teeney O'Feeney King of the Leprechauns.

More Sketchbook

Just generating ideas and trying to stay loose - drawing, drawing, drawing ......


Yet more recent pencil work for several on-going projects.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Pencil Work - Goblins

This project is going to be a lot of fun - will need to do more drawing for sure.

Pencil Work - Goblins

Some more doodles and roughs for a new project. This is of course my favourite part of any project - the thinking and dreaming part.