Month: March 2017

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

I read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell last year, and it was so good. Funny, charming, magical and utterly enjoyable – I highly recommend you check it  out if you like period pieces with a touch of magic. So of course, I illustrated some of the characters. I wanted to so pretty much all of them, but I narrowed it down to four for now. I may come back and do more later if I can find the time among everything else I’m trying to do!

After using gold for Opulent, I wanted to try it in some of my other illustrations and see if it could still work, and I think with these I succeeded with using it to add some magic to the pieces. I’m working on some illustrations for a couple of scenes and locations from the novel too, so look out for those next month.


Noveau Divine


We are beyond the new rich now, the world is home to the new divine, with wealth enough to make themselves gods.

A response on Pop My Mind the theme of Opulence. One of the largest pieces I have ever made, and appropriately enough, is inspiring me to continue to work bigger and grander.

Daily Doodle Challenge: February

February’s theme was Romance! So I drew a bunch of couples doing cute things all month. Missed a few due to going on holiday and being tired, but I’m pretty pleased with what I did get done. And some of these were colouring practice with my new Cintiq – which, yes, I finally got one. I should review it somehow. It’s amazing.

In March I’m drawing superheroes, so make sure to follow my sketchblog to see those happen in mostly real-time.

Also! I have an instagram now! I’m flailingmuse on there, same as on twitter. I haven’t posted much yet, but I’m trying to be more proactive about throwing my art at the world via any and every channel, so there will be things there, I promise!