DIY: Helmet

Of course there was a glue gun involved in making this helmet, but for the most part it was tin foil (yes, tin foil),  tape, gold card and a few staples. First thing I did was use the tin foil to make a cast of my head. So you want to wrap your head (head… Read More…

DIY: Hobbit House Jar

I’ve already made one house jar, but this time I wanted to make a Hobbit House jar instead of a Tudor Cottage, because why not? It’s pretty much exactly the same technique, the only difference is making the lid, and that part is so easy it’s ridiculous. One thing I ended up doing later is painting… Read More…

Outsider Art: Ragana

I recently added to my collection of Pan Pastels with several shades for darker skin tones. After testing out the blue, pink and cream shades for the drawings of Astrid and Knud I really wanted to get around to drawing Ragana. Ragana was so very nearly in the first book (**), but in the end I cut… Read More…

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… Read More…

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… Read More…

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… Read More…

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… Read More…

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… Read More…

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… Read More…

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… Read More…