Making the Malumi Snow Cover

It’s been so long since I’ve been able to do any kind of design that by the time it came to make the Snow cover I was absurdly excited. Since I did the cover of Outsider there weren’t many/any projects I could do which really involved design and that part of my brain felt like…

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Outsider Drawings: Skad

I should have uploaded this post months ago really, but I kept putting it off because mainly I really, really wasn’t happy with it. Skad is one of those characters I hate in Outsider (**). Funny thing is he was’t meant to be like that at first, but as I kept writing he developed into a…

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DIY Horns

I did tutorials on how to make horns about a year ago, but I thought I’d make another one showing a completely different way of making them, it’s simpler and a lot less time consuming. One of the music videos for Malumi is quite prop heavy, so I’m having to make some of the props…

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DIY: Tudor Cottage Jar

Quite a few of you mentioned on Instagram that this DIY looked like a hobbit house jar, so I might just have to make one next! It would be quite nice to have a Bag End jar on my dest. One of my favourite jars broke recently so I decided to make a replacement It’s…

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DIY: Roses Hairbrush

I don’t know how many of you remember my Henna Hairbrush tutorial which I did quite a while back now, but this is a variation of that tutorial and using almost the exact same tools/methods. I had this spare hairbrush lying around in one of my draws, and decided I couldn’t stand seeing the back…

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Knud Speed Drawing

So many of you kept asking me over Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to draw this cheeky little devil, yes I know, he looks innocent, but so do most puppies and we all know how mischievous they can be! Of course the moment I’d pinned this to my Outsider Pinterest board I got a request to draw…

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Outsider: Astrid Vârcolac Concept Sketch

I had so many different ways I wanted to draw this one! The Vârcolac skin was not something I had originally planned for when I was writing Outsider. It started out as just a simple wolf skin with nothing particularly special about it.  I used (**): Pro-markers, Mechanical Pencil, Paper Blender, Water Colours, 0.1 Black Pen and…

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Outsider: 1st Astrid Drawing

This was my first test run of drawing Astrid. I had a semi-clear image in my head of how she would look, but the drawings, appart from being fun to do, always help to really ‘see’ the character. For the whole drawing I used my favourite, a mechanical pen (**) When I was writing Outsider the main…

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Outsider: Making the Map of Ammasteinn

The map of Ammasteinn is one of the first things I did art-wise for Outsider. I didn’t want to start writing and not have a clear vision for this world Astrid would be traveling, not to mention I needed to plan everything which happened in the 40 year gap between Astrid leaving the Red Mountains and…

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DIY: Gems and Swirls Jar

This one is so simple I very nearly didn’t upload it. Most of you have probably already guessed what it is made of (no prizes for guessing correctly) but since so many of you wanted a tutorial when I posted a look at it on my Instagram I decided to do it anyway. Bear it mind…

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