Illustration: Lana Brysys

Let me introduce you to Lana Brysys of The Trollflayers… I mean, we only actually flayed a troll one time, and mostly because Jhaan wanted to eat it, but the name kind of stuck. Katie’s partner Aeryn is an experienced Dungeons & Dragons player, and she was wonderful enough to offer to DM for us […]

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IZM: Day 14 Wings

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 14 was Wings. For me, that meant practising a little bit of character design… My work has always featured a fantastical element, and I am keen to add more fantasy into my illustrations. I used this zine prompt as a sketchbook exercise […]

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IZM: Day 13 Myth

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 13 was Myth. For me, that meant diving under the waves to tell some tales about my sharp-toothed friends… The 14th of July is Shark Awareness Day, and to celebrate this I wanted to make a zine all about sharks. One of […]

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IZM: Day 12 Pattern

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 12 was Pattern. For me, that meant putting my tutorial hat on and creating a how to draw patterns guide zine! I am excited to start creating more tutorial style videos on my YouTube, and on this blog! This little zine was […]

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IZM: Day 11 Playlists

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 11 was Playlists. For me, that quite simply meant making a bunch of playlists for different occasions! I was having a bit of a blah mental health day when I sat down to make this zine. It seems apt that my theme […]

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IZM: Day 10 Botanical

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 10 was Botanical. For me, that meant figuring out all of the different ways I could capture botanical elements to use in my illustrations… My first step was to collect my botanicals. You can gather your materials from a variety of different […]

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IZM: Day 9 Eyes

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 9 was Eyes. For me, that meant getting back into the roots of my drawing style… I used to draw eyes all the time. I was a little obsessed with them. They became a large feature in my Faery Wings jewellery project, […]

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IZM: Day 4 Banana

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 4 was Banana. For me, that meant journeying into the kitchen! I don’t put much effort into my cooking on an everyday basis, my meals are always cobbled together from whatever is in the house, and they are as easy as I […]

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IZM: Day 3 Discarded

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 3 was Discarded. For me, that meant going back in time… The theme for my final A Level art project was Discarded, and I wanted to make a mini-zine to be a documentation and a way to share that body of work. […]

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IZM: Day 2 Hidden

The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 2 was Hidden. For me, that meant creating black-out poetry. I used an old, tattered, duplicate copy of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse to uncover my poetry from. The method is simple, yet really effective, and a perfect boost of inspiration […]

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IZM: Day 1 Bubbles

It is Day 2 of International Zine Month today… and I am only just putting out my first zine for the month! Hrm… not off to a good start! Yesterday I had an impromptu dentist trip for what turned out to be an infected wisdom tooth… ouch! and with my anxious little soul, the whole […]

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Illustration: Maleficent

Animated Maleficent fits the traditional “crone” archetype perfectly. I was so enamoured with the recent re-telling of the Disney classic, where her character becomes relatable, and is given great depth. We see her develop from an innocent child, through a bitter betrayal, to become the “Mistress of Evil” that she is touted to be. Yet, […]

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Zine: Mermaid Tails

Chloe Henderson is secretly a mermaid! In this zine she has illustrated all the forms that her magical mermaid tail takes when she hits the water….. The art I am sharing with you today is a short timelapse drawing process for my Mermaid Tails Zine. I created this zine for Coin-Operated Press to demonstrate how […]

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