|Just don't take your helmet off, pastel A2|
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Saturday, 7 May 2016
Thursday, 28 April 2016
|Kate Miller-Heidke in The Rabbits. Picture: Alex Coppel / The Australian|
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
|Sea Butterflies, gouache and coloured pencil 1994|
An early SF illustration of mine based on no particular story, partly inspired by a dream. Some may recognise the craft as a forerunner of the big kite that appears in The Red Tree. The work was subsequently used as a cover for Interzone magazine in the UK, after the writer Terry Dowling saw this painting at a small exhibition and wrote a short story about it, 'No Hearts to Be Broken'. This was an interesting reversal, where the illustration inspires a story rather than the other way around.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
|Scavengers, gouache and coloured pencil, A4 1994|
Monday, 25 April 2016
|The Museum's Ruins, Cover Illustration for Eidolon Magazine, pencil, 1995|
One of the many cover illustrations I produced for small press magazines from 1991 - 2000, which had no brief so I could draw or paint whatever I wanted. The format here was very long, so I've split the work into two halves.
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Sunday, 17 April 2016
|It was YOU! pastel A2|
Saturday, 16 April 2016
|Tender Morsels (book cover), oil on paper, 2008|
A book cover for the novel Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, which takes some inspiration from the Grimm fairy tale Snow White and Rose Red. I borrowed a little of the style of Arthur Rackham's classic Grimm illustrations - particularly his way of painting coral-like foliage. This is the last book cover assignment I completed, mainly as a fan of Margo's work given that I signed off from cover work a long time ago. This painting is available as a limited edition print through Books Illustrated, by request (as it is not listed online), and The Illustrationcupboard in London.