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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.

2022

I drew a herb in a botanical illustration style.

botanical illustration colour
botanical illustration black and white

2021

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.

Ludum Dare Game: Home Tripper

I additionally did an isometric style illustration with a magic portal inspired by The Longest Journey (FUNCOM).

Isometric fantasy bench

2020

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.

Ghibli inspired dream garden
Dark Souls III fanart
Bargue study hand
Bargue study head

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.

Urban Fantasy Bookcover

2018: Makoto Shinkai inspired background

Makoto Shinkai inspired building

2017

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.

Credence Barebone
Newt Scamander
Surreal Flower Girl

Inktober 2017

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.

Lucatiel from Dark Souls II
A girl wakes from her alarm clock
A woman tears off her skin seemingly unphased(body horror)
The Gelflings Jen and Kira sit in the woods
A scene from The End of Evangelion where Asuka's Eva rips another one apart, their scale dwarfs the trees they stand on
Winslow Leach wearing a silver mask stares at a camera at the ceiling
A patient in a hospital pours a bottle of pills in her mouth
A sick hospital patient holds up shattered crystals which have exploded from inside him
A woman kneels to tend to a pile of sweets underneath a confession booth bench
A mixture of a skater and a messenger deity is scating on motion lines
A man drowns in an underwater cave while otters swim around him
A scene from the movie Wild at Heart, the couple is reunited in the end

2016

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.

Female Fencer illustration
Bee photo study
Credence Barebone portrait with the Obscurus behind him
Paul Atriedes and Chani painting study
Johnny Weir figure skater painting study
Khaleesi and her newly hatched dragon on her shouler painting study
Kylo Ren sitting and observing a sunset with his mask off made with copic marker
Kylo Ren portrait with a blood red decaying moon in the background
Lacis is a female android model who is plugging a cord into her neck in to be charged
A portrait study of Remus Lupin from Harry Potter
Olga and the Phoenix from Phoenix 277 in copic marker
A royal sits on a chair with a rose pattern on her cloak
A surreal image of a woman eating roses behind stained glass
The Digimon Sakuyamon
Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones painting study
A seashell themed watercolour drawing

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