Outsider Art: Ragana

Almost Done

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…

Outsider: How I Made The Book Cover

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This whole book was a massive learning curve. Writing it, re-writing it, publishing it. The initial biggie was doing the cover,  I was so nervous about doing it! But I knew I would not be happy if I let someone else make the cover. For the second book there are a lot of things I’ll… Read More…

Outsider: Astrid Vârcolac Concept Sketch

Black Pen

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…

Outsider: Making the Map of Ammasteinn

Ammenstein

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… Read More…

Art Eyes: Crystalized

Arty Makeup

For me this time of year is where two things happen like clockwork, I get stressed out of my mind over absolutely ridiculous little things and I get horrifically board of whatever I’m doing regularly, and at the moment that’s the Disney Series which really is far to much on the ‘tame’ side for me… Read More…

TAD: Little Imp

I Didn't Do It

TAD: The Art Diaries When I was in the second/third year of my art A-Levels my school decided that, despite me being only a few months away from finishing, that they were going to stop paying for my lessons and cancel them all together. Given the amount of effort, time and how close I was… Read More…

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

My Sin is Pride

You know what I love about black and white photography? It makes your skin look flawless! This look is going to be the most ‘borring’ out of all my seven deadly sins looks, but I didn’t feel something heavy was really appropriate for this character. I wanted to slightly tie this look in with vanity … Read More…