I don’t pretend to be a visual artist, but sometimes I can’t find the right words and put paint brush to paper instead of a pen. This is a gallery of my (very amateur) artwork.
My main character’s recurring nightmare of the Shadow Man figures large in Neon Blue. It haunted me while I was writing the story and I only finally expunged it by painting this.
I was also haunted by the image of the demon’s home, Ash Hill, and did a pen and ink line drawing to get that image out of my head.
Staying with the demonic for a moment, although I usually leave it up to my cover artists to create the image of my main characters, I had a very clear image of one of the demons from Blood Yellow, and decided to try to sketch her (not entirely successfully).
Finally, I’m going to shamelessly pirate one of my old manuscripts for fae characters to populate the Oak King’s Court, and I’m pretty sure this wyrm-wearing warrior will make an appearance.
Scifi has always been my first love, and I think of myself as a science fiction writer more than I do a fantasy writer. I tend to draw less in relation to my scifi, too, which might be because I struggle less describing the images in my head.
But sometimes I put paint brush to paper (or technical pen, since that’s what I tend to sketch with). For Snowburn, I did a sketch of Kez from early in the book, when she still has her dreadlocks.
The Stars Avail
Finally, the second series set in the Deep Frontier, Lure of Space and Stars Avail, feature a topsy-turvey space station that I really struggle to keep straight in my head. I did this very rough sketch as a reference.
Hope you enjoyed my little gallery!