Tuesday 22 May 2012

My Dad

Today it is six months since my Dad died.

It has been a difficult time as our family have begun to adjust to not
 having his big (loyal, kind, funny, stubborn) personality around.
I still keep going to pick up the phone to call and
tell him all my news...

So anyway, here's a very early Mary Hall illustration of my Dad!
I'd done it at school, and remember feeling so proud when the teacher
told my parents how much she thought the picture looked like him!
(Thank you kind teacher - I know it didn't really - but I reckon 
I captured his pipe and tash with panache!!)

Miss you Dad.

Monday 21 May 2012

Some illustrations from Sophia the Flame Sister

Here are a few of my favourite images from 'Sophia the Flame Sister'.
First, Flora about to be rescued by her cousin Gwen (Guinevere)...

Here's Gwen!

And here's an action scene with the two of them about to rescue a Spell Sister!
(click on image for larger version)

Thursday 10 May 2012

Spell Sisters End Papers

I'm still busy working on the Spell Sisters Books for Simon & Schuster.
This illustration of Avalon and the surrounding kingdom 
appears on the end papers of all the books...
(click on image to see more detail)