Saturday, 22 September 2012


A painting for the cover of the autumn issue of The Colored Lens (available on Amazon now).

The image's progress, for anyone who's interested:

I started by trying to make an interesting-looking background. The ghostly figure emerged soon afterwards, and from then onwards it was just a matter of refining. Step #7 was in Painter, which I use for its interesting textures, all the rest in Photoshop.

And here it is with the lettering on the actual cover:

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


An illustration for Jude-Marie Green’s short story Sisters, published in the summer issue of The Colored Lens (also available on Amazon).

Keep an eye out for The Colored Lens’ autumn issue: I’ve made art for the cover. :)

Original sketch: on

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Forest Road

Remember this piece (image #3) from nearly a year back? It was almost done then, but for some reason I had left it unfinished. Today I was thinking about a friend's story-in-the-works, and what I've read of it so far from it has created some pretty intense synaesthesia: the taste of wet ground and leaves in the air, somewhat musty, fragrant with things alive and dead. It reminded me of this scene, so I went back to it for those few final touches.

Meanwhile, I'm working on these. I think there's some promise there!