Bridget and the Standing Stones

I recently wrote a story about a girl named Bridget who travels around Ireland and encounters a group of wandering giants. They take the form of standing stones so they can travel around, camouflaging themselves to hide from humans. Bridget makes friends with them and tells them human stories about giants (see the 2-pg spread), and they’re enthralled. That’s all you really need to know to understand the illustrations, and the story is long and poorly written, so I’ll save it for another time. I illustrated it so it would function as a pop-up book, which was lots of fun to engineer, but unfortunately I didnt have time to actually construct it.

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Black Death


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Here’s a link to the pdf, which is easier to read:¬†Black Death Illustrated Guide.¬†This assignment was a fun one, we simply had to research a topic and create informational illustrations about it. Because I have always found medieval life and the Black Death fascinating, I decided to created an educational guide to the Black Death. While the illustration style departs slightly from my usual stylization, I think that it’s still recognizably mine. It was a lot of fun to reference medieval woodcuts and illuminated manuscripts, and I think I’ll probably use some of the reference in the future as well.

ps. while I did do my research, I wouldn’t exactly use this booklet as reference for an essay.

Canadian Ecosystem Patterns

I just finished designing patterns based on Canadian wildlife. I wanted to design patterns for Parks Canada to help update their merchandise, making it more contemporary and more appealing to young adults. These were done specifically with textile use in mind, so that Parks Canada could sell fashionable clothing that highlights Canada’s beauty and biodiversity. The patterns work at many different scales, so they can also be adapted for things like notebooks, accessories, and even home furnishings.

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serena malyon illustration art pattern

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The dress I used for my examples can be found here.