I’ve been working on this drawing for a long time – on and off, about a decade and a half. I suppose I probably did the pencil sketch around the time I first read H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories, and that the BBC documentary series Blue Planet might have brought me some inspiration. That dates the idea for the drawing back to around 2001. Of course, she and her abominable kin have lurked around the watery edges of our world for millennia longer.
My wife and I moved to Crystal Palace a couple of months ago. It’s my favourite place in London: most of my friends live there, it’s possible to rent a two bedroom flat without needing to sell a kidney or a liver, there are loads of great places to eat, drink and take part in a pub quiz, and the there’s the treasure trove of Haynes Lane Market. But most importantly, at one end of the Crystal Palace Park there are the dinosaurs.
Shin High Terror. The very name strikes fear into the shins of men.
About a year ago, three friends and I gathered in my lounge and on Skype to try a game of D&D. This blog is the story of my quest to represent the events that took place that night (and on many subsequent occasions). I’ll also post collecting side quests, drawings, commissions, and anything else that feels loosely aligned with those topic, as well as my complete illustration portfolio. It’s mostly going to be fantasy miniatures and drawings of dragons and orcs and mythical creatures these days, so if that’s not your bag you might not like it here.