Exploring Fablewood- November 7, 2016

With Parade of Wisps finished (and available for purchase online) its time to think of what's next for Fablewood. My ultimate dream would to write a series of books with a field guide of the creatures similar to what Tony DiTerlizzi has done with the Spiderwick book series. To create a field guide like illustration, I decided to spend time researching old science illustrations. And used one of my favorite reference books that collects 19th century wood cuts of the animal kingdom (published by Dover, images selected by Jim Harter). So I took some of the sketches of tree imps I posted previously to a finished state. I plan on adding more to the drawing to create more a 'field guide' feel.

The original drawing is available for purchase in my shop.

Exploring Fablewood- October 24, 2016

I feel like I always say that everything is crazy and I didn't have a finished drawing to share. Unlike other weeks when its my day job and working on book layouts, this week it was Illuxcon. (Later on this week I will be doing an Illuxcon post.) I do now have boxes of Parade of Wisps that will become available in my soon to be online shop. Along with my other sketch books and some original drawings! Maybe some prints as well.

So I am working towards changing my posting process a bit. One week I will post sketches and by the next week a finished drawing based on those sketches. This is the first week I am doing this so it could all fall apart, but worth a try eh. 

For this week are some little tree Imp sketches. People loved the Tree Imps at Illuxcon and I haven't given them the same attention I have to others. So it's there time to shine