Way of the Waves

The sequel to Riddle of the Runes by Janina Ramirez is out next week, so here are some illustrations and behind-the-scenes thingies. Having developed a line and wash technique for the first book, I was obliged to stick with a similar approach. It involves drawing on very rough and heavy watercolour paper with a Faber-Castell …

Developing the Drum

For the third Discworld Emporium Jigsaw, it was decided that a visit to the Mended Drum was in order. What follows is an overview of how the picture developed, featuring some of the original briefs and sketches. It’s hard to convey how tricky the whole thing was, which is annoying as everyone says it’s much …

Larklight Rising

Due no doubt to Mr Reeve’s literary success and the recent interest in his excellent Mortal Engines books, Larklight has been reissued with yet another cover. Here is a recap of what can be expected within its Victorian-suffused pages… Marvel as the full force of the law is brought down upon alien miscreants… Ponder the …

Podkin Part Three

September sees the release of the latest instalment of Podkin’s adventures. Here are a few of the illustrations… I have some posh new pencils to help me do the drawings… They are called Blackwing and only come in three grades. In fact, they are so posh, they arrive unsharpened, as if the mere act of …

Mythic Guernsey

About a year ago I started a project for Guernsey Museums. If you’ve not seen any of the finished pieces, go here, here and here as humanly possible. The Post Office borrowed several paintings and turned them into stamps: And next, some photographs of the exhibition itself. I’m told it will be around for ten …

Quiet, please.

This is a view of the Unseen University Library, which the puzzle-minded of you might enjoy assembling in the form of a jigsaw. As you can imagine, there was a monumental amount of work involved in creating the image and packaging, but luckily Ian at the Discworld Emporium has done an in-depth blog post so …

Return of the Rabbit

Next month sees the release of Podkin part two, The Gift of Dark Hollow. Here are some of the interior pictures (pencil with some Photoshop improvements). This time I had some help with drawing the main character (who proved a little tricky last time on account of his bandaged-up head) courtesy of Virginia Lee.