• Monstrous Regiment

    Monstrous Regiment This was done for a Discworld calendar, 2005, I think. I look at it now with wonderment and dismay in equal measure. Wondering HOW I ever got involved in doing a picture like that, and dismayed I actually FINISHED it... The Pratchett calendar commissions are a bit of a lottery; I drew Monstrous Regiment, which I dutifully read all the way to the end, with ever-growing...

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    Monstrous Regiment
  • Roac, Son of Carc

    Roac, Son of Carc Watercolour on illustration board 30.0 x 40.0 cm 1979 I did a series of five illustrations from The Hobbit to partcipate in a contest at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. This was midway through art school, and participation in the contest and attendance at the annual Bologna Fiera del Libro per Ragazzi was practically mandatory. (Actually, it was a wonderful excursion...

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    Roac, Son of Carc
  • The Doors of Heorot

    The Doors of Heorot Beowulf This is one of those illustrations that just grew and grew (thank goodness I started well on the left of the page). Working from an admittedly sketchy sketch, it simply demanded more and more and more of the hall, which I did and did and did until I ran out of paper. The design of the doors are entirely out of my head, adding Ouroboros (or Jormungandr) and...

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    The Doors of Heorot
  • Tom Badgerlock

    Tom Badgerlock One of the sketches sent to Robin Hobb for the cover of Fool's Errand. I really hoped to find the opportunity to fit in a decent sized portrait of Robin's hero-despite-himself, but as he was already in the main cover image, the sketch went no farther. One day, maybe... All the funny symbols, by the way, were part of my search for the runes engraved on the standing stones...

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    Tom Badgerlock
  • Glorfindel and the Balrog

    Glorfindel and the Balrog Judged to be a little grim by the editor, a sketch subsequently shelved, only to resurface a few years later for a confrontation with another Balrog, this time in Moria. The Bridge of Kazad-dűm

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    Glorfindel and the Balrog
  • The Siege Of Gondolin

    The Siege of Gondolin 85.0 x 60.4 cm 1998 Cover illustration for The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand and the Lands to the North by Brian Sibley, HarperCollinsPublishers Knowing that the back cover of the maps always need to support a lot of text, the creatures approaching Gondolin are black on black. Balrogs and dragons for the most part. Quite a lot of work can go into the portions of a...

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    The Siege Of Gondolin
  • Saint-Ursanne - Rhino

    Rhinocerous armour Sketch for one of the installations in saint-Ursanne

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    Saint-Ursanne - Rhino
  • The Sword of Maiden's Tears

    The Sword of Maiden's Tears Rosemary Edghill DAW Books October 1994 The brief called for a Grendel-like creature that haunted the dark tunnels of the New York subway system. Now Grendels aren't hard to find, but try and dig up a decent reference for the NY subway when you live on the other side of the ocean... The Sword of Maiden's Tears

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    The Sword of Maiden's Tears
  • The City by the Sea

    The City by the Sea This is the first illustration of "The Abandoned City" by Parisian children's author, Claude Clément.

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    The City by the Sea
  • The Hobbit Pop-Up Book

    Bilbo le Hobbit (Original title : The Hobbit – 3-Dimensional Picture Book) J. R. R. Tolkien Casterman/les Albums Duculot 1999 ISBN 2-203-55393-6

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    The Hobbit Pop-Up Book