Painting of a mermaid reaching for a glowing artifact hidden in ancient ruins

Trillia’s Quest: Cover Art

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Trillia is a mermaid character I’m developing for younger readers. She goes on a quest for ancient artifacts in order to save her village and her family. This concept art explores a potential book cover design.

Artwork of a sequence of three images showing a mermaid being surprised by a monstrous crustracean, fleeing from it into a cave, and discovering a hidden treasure inside

Trillia’s Quest – A Mermaid Adventure in Three Scenes

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Trillia is a mermaid character I’ve been developing for younger readers. She is questing for ancient artifacts in order to save her village and her family. These three images were part of an art challenge to tell a simple, self contained story about discovering the “silver lining” to one’s troubles in just three scenes.

watercolor painting of a fox walking on hind legs with magic flames around it

Sketchbook: Kitsune

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This mischievous kitsune, or fox spirit, is on its way to have some harmless fun tricking humans in a nearby village. It probably can’t make too much trouble, since it’s only powerful enough to still have one tail so far.

Sketchbook: Mermaids of #Mermay

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An assortment of non-traditional mermaid characters that were created for an Instagram challenge, each based on multiple random prompts drawn from an idea generator. Particularly difficult to include were concepts like “hoop skirt” and “rifle” but I found a way!

Drawings of colorful unicorns named after gemstones

Birthstone Unicorns

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A series representing the 12 traditional birthstones as unicorns, with character designs displaying the typical characteristics associated with their respective gemstones.

These were originally created for a “Junicorn” challenge on Instagram. They are available on a variety of products in my Redbubble store.

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Dragons of the Seasons

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A different dragon for each season of the year, “Dragons of the Seasons” were made to use as decorative art on merchandise.

Products featuring this artwork, including clothing, stationary products, and stickers, can be purchased from Redbubble and Zazzle.

Ink drawing of two warriors sitting a forest

Cover Illustration for “Why”

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Cover Illustration for the short fantasy story, “Why,” written by Maggie Allen for author Janine Spendlove and published by the creator-run Silence in the Library Publishing as part of a Kickstarter backer bonus. The story is a bittersweet character study that takes place in Spendlove’s “War of the Seasons” fantasy universe. I worked with both Maggie and Janine to make sure I captured the style and spirit of the characters and setting.