Recently I was approached by the interior design firm McKinley Burkart to do a mural for a new restaurant called MARKET. From what I’ve seen the food is going to be amazing, and it’s all locally sourced.

So for the past few weeks I’ve been researching and drawing “vegetable anatomy”. Here’s a little taste:

serena malyon illustration market calgary 17th ave restaurant mural cross section onion seed slice

I’ll write a little more when Nathan and I start painting.

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December’s finally here, so here’s my Christmas card.

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My lastest illustration. Even though it was started before I went to England and Ireland, a lot of the outcome was inspired by what I saw on my trip. I loved the countryside of Ireland, the rugged boggy landscape interspersed with green fields and trees climbing with ivy. And in England I spent everyday in museums, staring in awe at masterpiece after masterpiece learning a lot. I’ll have more to show soon!

serena malyon illustration art doodle landscape watercolour fall autumn trees yellow red cabin alberta

Fall doesn’t last very long in Calgary, so I figured I’d paint it while I could. Its just a little doodle, but I loved the colours in it. This might be it for a while, I’m going to England and Ireland for two weeks and I won’t have any means of uploading my sketches. Once I get back I’ll upload some of them as well as some projects I’m working on.

serena malyon illustration art canadian indigenous shorts Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers film festival poster imaginative

This illustration is for a poster for the CSIF’s Canadian Indigenous Shorts event. They’re showing some great independent films, check it out on October 19th at the CSIF.

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So here’s the finished version of this. It’s taken me a few weeks to complete due to other projects I’m working on simultaneously and the detailed nature of the painting. It was pretty interesting to work on, as I don’t often do perspective-heavy works. Anyways, read into it what you will, I’m just glad its finished!

15″x20″


The Things I Do For Love / Bran's Dream print

Just got back from the print shop! “The Things I Do For Love” looks pretty cool when its printed out, full size in all its glory (15″x27″!). If you want a print, just send an email my way.

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Here’s the latest piece I’ve been working on. It’s not too large, but boy is it ever detailed! It looks much too busy now, but once I add value and colour it’ll all come together. Or it could be a disaster, but lets hope for the best! The challenge for me in this piece isn’t how detailed it is, but how much perspective there is. Buildings in perspective have never been my favourite thing to draw, so why did I decide to draw an entire city? I don’t know, but it happened.

I have a few different projects going at once right now, so this may not be finished for a while.

serena malyon illustration art sketch

serena malyon illustration art sketch

Some quick sketches for an upcoming project!

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So here’s the goliath painting I’ve been working on for a while now. I recently read A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (which I’m sure everyone knows is amazing), and I found it absolutely inspiring. I’m a fan of the show, but one chapter that was omitted/changed was Bran Stark’s dream. In the book it was described beautifully, and I wanted to try my hand at painting quite an abstract scene. Hardcore book fans will spot everything I left out, I just wanted to capture the essence of the dream.

serena malyon illustration art game of thrones a song of ice and fire brandon stark bran dream three eyed crow jaime lannister starks winterfell kings landing the wall jon snow the hound arya robb stark westeros sansa ned robert baratheon watercolour  serena malyon illustration art game of thrones a song of ice and fire brandon stark bran dream three eyed crow jaime lannister starks winterfell kings landing the wall jon snow the hound arya westeros sansa catelyn ned robert baratheon watercolour  serena malyon illustration art game of thrones a song of ice and fire brandon stark bran dream three eyed crow jaime lannister starks winterfell kings landing the wall jon snow the hound arya westeros sansa ned robert baratheon watercolour sandor clegane

Watercolour and gouache, touched up in Photoshop.

(Contact me if you want a print, its around 15″x27″)

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