Reading is a passion of mine, and illustrating is something I came rather late into doing. My time on the...

Gothic literature, fantastical settings, and whimsical characters – these are all things I love to illustrate and imagine when I pick up a book.

New or old, there is a seductive and playful way that gothic stories will attract people to read the pages, from monsters being metaphors for an unjust social standard, to the psychology of deep topics such as love, betrayal and grief. We all wish to experience horror; some in more tasteful ways than others, there is a fascination with villainy, with losing control, and the beauty of how many monsters are portrayed in decadence.

This project is from a book called Vampire of the Mists, by Christie Golden, and published under the Ravenloft Franchise. These books have long since been discontinued since its birth in the 1990s, but I felt the need to revive it on a personal level, the book’s design was lacking, and had been very much given a goofy look, something like a knockoff Dracula. By doing this, I could offer something new, vibrant and exciting. I also added some of my other projects from the past, including illustration work on a more fantastical level.

That project was a brief inspired by the idea of mythical stones, and if they had been catalogued by the British Library. The stones were incredibly fun to examine and re-define, such as creating subjects on moon dragon eggs, and blood stones.

Finally the last image is two posters from a campaign I did, called ‘Vote!’ and it was created over the political issue of voting suppression around the American election. I enjoyed this project as I got to use my photo editing skills and makeup to create something interesting.

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Gothic literature, fantastical settings, and whimsical characters – these are all things I love to illustrate and imagine when I pick up a book.

New or old, there is a seductive and playful way that gothic stories will attract people to read the pages, from monsters being metaphors for an unjust social standard, to the psychology of deep topics such as love, betrayal and grief. We all wish to experience horror; some in more tasteful ways than others, there is a fascination with villainy, with losing control, and the beauty of how many monsters are portrayed in decadence.

This project is from a book called Vampire of the Mists, by Christie Golden, and published under the Ravenloft Franchise. These books have long since been discontinued since its birth in the 1990s, but I felt the need to revive it on a personal level, the book’s design was lacking, and had been very much given a goofy look, something like a knockoff Dracula. By doing this, I could offer something new, vibrant and exciting. I also added some of my other projects from the past, including illustration work on a more fantastical level.

That project was a brief inspired by the idea of mythical stones, and if they had been catalogued by the British Library. The stones were incredibly fun to examine and re-define, such as creating subjects on moon dragon eggs, and blood stones.

Finally the last image is two posters from a campaign I did, called ‘Vote!’ and it was created over the political issue of voting suppression around the American election. I enjoyed this project as I got to use my photo editing skills and makeup to create something interesting.

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