The Musician Cover

This is the cover art for Kerri Bennett Williamson’s 8th novel, which is available in paperback and on kindle at Amazon. I chose to keep the cover entirely black and white, not only to represent the black and white keys on a piano (which is captured in the Tudor style of the house) but also…

Happy Robert Burns Day

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Robbie Burns Day! I recently did a sketch of a striking Celtic wild woman as inspiration for a short story, and thought I would share it today. Also, it seemed like the best way to make my extremely simple post a little more interesting.

Dwarf a Day: Dwarf Lass on Battlements

To conclude our Dwarf a Day week, surrounding the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I thought I would finish with a somewhat neglected member of dwarven society: the lady dwarf. Shading each individual stone and finishing up all the details of her clothing, such as the Celtic knot work, beads and fur, actually…

Dwarf a Day: Standing Dwarf Warrior

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened at midnight last night, and as an ode to the book on which it was based, I thought I would post this sturdy fellow, who’s beard is tucked into his belt, much like the descriptions of many of the dwarves in the book. I really enjoyed doing all the…

Dwarf a Day: King of the Dwarves

As dwellers of the mountains I often imagined dwarves having a fondness for furs and pelts in general, as the temperature high on the peaks where they make their homes would no doubt be bitterly cold. The chain around this dignified dwarf’s neck is partly taken from the description of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit,…

Dwarf a Day: Well Kempt Dwarf

For day four, we have this interesting character. He has a little bit of a gnome quality to him, but I think he might just be more of an intellectual dwarf. They can’t all be warriors after all.

The Pale Rose: Cast of Characters

I wanted to post another piece of art from my mystery novella The Pale Rose, and thought I would include the character descriptions featured at the start of the book. Incidentally, this illustration is for the last chapter, and features the lead detectives, Charles & Amelia Humble. Cast of Characters Amelia Humble: A devoted wife…