Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Sanctuary

Another illustration for Alaizabel, showing two of the main characters (Thaniel Fox and Cathaline Bennet) performing a rite.  It's interesting how infrequently they appeared in the end, even Alaizabel is only in about three pictures out of 29.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


Another illustration for The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray.  This is actually the title character, Alaizabel, but she's possessed by a ghost called Thatch.  We only ever see Thatch possessing another body, Alaizabel for most of the book, an unfortunate girl called Chastity Blaine nearer the end.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


This is another picture from my current project.  A Jack the Ripper style serial killer plays a supporting role in the story.  He drives the carriage with the white and black horses.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Marey Woolbury

Since I've spent all day messing around with the layout on here (again), I thought I should probably upload a new picture too.  This is one of the pictures for my current university project, illustrating The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding.  I'm still working on most of them, but I'm hoping to get about 15 finished (of 29 possible images).

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Nettle and Spider

This is Nettle (her real name, her parents are weird) and Spider (a nickname, his real name is Archibald so arguably his parents are weird too).  They're both gifted psychics and are very close.  They often communicate telepathically.

Nettle speaks with received pronunciation, Spider supposedly has a moderate Liverpool accent, but I think it's turned into a Manchester one in my head.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Olio work

These are the pictures from my most recent university project that I actually submitted for printing.  I didn't think they fit the brief as well because they're much further removed from a real-life event, but my tutor liked them better and she wrote the brief, so I just went with that.  The characters are called Mei-Lee and Lin, they've escaped from a factory where they were born.  Lin can't speak.

We could submit a cover for the book too if we wanted, so I did this -