A Writer's Sketchbook - Story Illustrations


Jewel and Wylda

(2008)

It must be inevitable for a love of story and a love of art to end up coming together in actual story art. First I just sketched scenes from within the books for my own amusement. Then I moved on to creating book covers so that I could produce 'pretty' copies of my books for my family to read.


Pavane in Pearl and Emerald

(2011)

Finally I succumbed to the lure of trying to create stories out of pictures. (An intensely time consumming method of story-telling.) This introduced a new challenge to my artwork -- not only did I have to show the characters and the settings, but I needed to also convey continuing action, and emotional subtleties. I'm not sure how well I've succeeded, but it has certainly been an interesting challenge.


Return of the Gryphon

(1995)

Now I have a yen to do interior illustrations for everything I write. Such a cool 'bonus' to a book, no? But I keep running out of time!


Harp & Gyre

(2005)
RETURN TO MAIN SKETCHBOOK PAGE

Talking With Winds

Illustration - 3D-CGI 2004

Samanth and Asond on the plains of Agolith

Hexblurb for Flag in Flames
 
Space pirate romantic triangle
-- with explosions!

 
 
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