Category Archives: Literature

Uprooted

I recently read Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. Here’s a post-it note sized watercolour drawing of a few of its heroes. If you’re in need of a book that offers a perfectly contained folkloric world of well-written magic, unflinchingly honest friendships, … Continue reading

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A few young Discworld witches

I love the Discworld witches so much! Here are some of the younger generation ones: Tiffany Aching, with Petulia Gristle and Annagramma Hawkin from Terry Pratchett’s A Hat Full of Sky. Some of Terry Pratchett’s witches cast misty-eyed wrinkled-apple-smiles at their … Continue reading

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Northern Lights

It’s getting cold! Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights is full of fierce characters, travel and adventures, and some excellently chilly (and chilling) scenes and imagery – a great winter (re)read!                 I had a … Continue reading

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Red haired heroines

Recently I found myself thinking about red hair, and before I knew it had doodled a small series of portraits featuring some of my favourite red headed book characters, and as I’d been missing watercolour, painted them during breaks from the computer screen. There are … Continue reading

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The Sage Train

It was an honour to paint the cover for The Sage Train, a book written by the brilliant Nicky Hansell about the meeting of great philosophers in the misty mountains of the afterlife and the incredible journey they embark on! … Continue reading

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Ethics Online: Situation Ethics

Big blog post! Here are some of my sketches, drawings and paintings for a big project I worked on last year – illustrations for A-level films on ethics and philosophy, written by the amazing Nicky Hansell for EthicsOnline. Portraits of philosopher Joseph … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett’s Witches

Terry Pratchett’s books have been, along with J K Rowling’s, some of the books that I have most often and consistently reread since my early teens. Not all of them are fantastic, his early ones were still lacing up their boots … Continue reading

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