Artwork > Illustration
This page includes sample artwork not on my portfolios (2018 and back) so you can see progression over time. Click the thumbnail to see a full size image.
I drew a herb in a botanical illustration style.
I participated in a 3-day game jam to make a short visual novel and contributed illustrations of apartment rooms and sentient furniture.
The best way to experience the illustrations is through playing the game so I encourage you to take a look. It only takes about 5 minutes to get each ending and you can play in-browser so it will not take long to go through the game. I am credited under my alias Tarren.
I additionally did an isometric style illustration with a magic portal inspired by The Longest Journey (FUNCOM).
I spent most of 2020 doing digital paintings. One is Ghibli inspired and based on a dream I had and the other is Dark Souls III fanart and is called Ambrosia in the Profaned Capital. The other two are Bargue plate studies.
2018: Mock up book illustration
I made a mock-up illustration for an urban fantasy novel I wrote (110,000 words).
It had surrealist elements as the characters had to meditate and enter an altered trance-like state to use any magic. It had dystopian elements and involves a lot of skulking around a mortuary so dead or skeletal animals feature on the cover - a fish as the protagonist works on a fishing trawler and a longma, dragon horse creature from Chinese mythology, which the protagonist sees when she uses magic. Mental illness was another prominent theme particularly derealisation so the main character's head is being attacked by her own magic.
The manuscript had serious unresolvable issues so will never see the light of day but people who saw this said it looked cool and like an album cover.
2018: Makoto Shinkai inspired background
This is old art not shown in any portfolios. The illustrations were made in ink and scanned. It features Fantastic Beasts series characters Credence Baredbone and Newt Scamander, and an original character in a surreal scene.
I intentionally left off some because I had used reference images from a web browser and was more ignorant of copyright. I kept some in which are obviously from existing franchises and I'm counting them as fanart. Some scenes include Neon Genesis Evangelion (End of Evangelion), The Dark Crystal, Phantom of the Paradise, and the movie Wild at Heart (directed by David Lynch, actors Nick Cage and Laura Dern), Dark Souls II (Lucatiel). Everything else is an original.
Shown is a female fencer made in Clip Studio Paint and a bee (study from a photo) made in GIMP. I also made studies of Khaleesi and Sansa from Game of Thrones, Paul and Chani from Dune (1984) in Artrage.