serena malyon illustration rough drawing pencil sketch preliminary comprehensive

Here’s a progress shot of a piece I’m working on. Just some proof that I’m actually being productive. It’s based on Bran’s first dream in A Game of Thrones (the book). P.s. Yes I jumped on the instagram boat (even though I can do the same thing in Photoshop in a minute and come out with a higher-res image).

serena malyon illustration art character design portrait grandma

*real illustration coming soon, its an ambitious one!


serena malyon illustration art portfolio book cover judith and holofernes the bible delft blue plate domestic woman watercolour pen and ink

Today I got a bit restless and decided to finish a sketch I did last night. Its inspired by the tale of Judith beheading Holofernes (and the dozens and dozens of paintings on the subject). It was fun to work on a personal project, but it’ll be a long time before I attempt to paint another delft plate.

serena malyon illustration art spring summer fall winter ecosystem flora fauna alberta rocky mountain foothills montane

serena malyon illustration art spring summer fall winter ecosystem flora fauna alberta rocky mountain foothills montane

serena malyon illustration art spring summer fall winter ecosystem flora fauna alberta rocky mountain foothills montane

serena malyon illustration art spring summer fall winter ecosystem flora fauna alberta rocky mountain foothills montane

serena malyon illustration art foothills montane ecosystem

This (very large) illustration was done for the Inglewood Bird Santuary. They wanted illustrations to decorate the sides of large planters, to be filled with plants from different zones around Alberta. I was tasked with illustrating the foothills montane region, a region full of life. The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary has a lot of classes that visit, so I wanted to create something eye catching and fun for the kids, something that promotes a love of nature and a healthy lifestyle.


serena malyon art illustration spot drawing pen and ink carrot plant root vegetable still life serena malyon art illustration spot drawing pen and ink onion plant root vegetable still life serena malyon art illustration spot drawing pen and ink onion plant root vegetable still life

Some spot illustrations for an article about homemade soup. Some of my most provocative work, I think!

serena malyon illustration art promotional mailer

serena malyon illustration art self promotion mailer

serena malyon illustration art promotional mailer

serena malyon illustration art logo wordmark wax seal crest

So it’s almost the end of the year and you know what that means! I have to actually get work now. Which means I need a good business card (my old one was not so good). My boyfriend Nathan suggested I create a logo for it, and here it is. I think it suits me.

serena malyon illustration art aphrodite hermes zeus hephaestus demeter ares dionysus apollo hera venus mercury saturn mars baccus wine labels design portfolio

For this project I took several of the once well-respected Gods of Olympus and turned them into wine labels. Perhaps when I get some time I’ll do Poseidon, Athena and Artemis.

serena malyon illustration art aslan white witch narnia lion the witch and the wardrobe c.s.lewis portfolio

Some promotional banners for the theatrical production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe that I designed (see previous posts). These banners are composed of three translucent layers of fabric, which all combine to create the image you see above. This effect mimics the set design’s translucent curtains, and adds an air of whimsy to the ads. The figures you see are the White Witch and Aslan.

serena malyon illustration art lion the witch and the wardrobe white witch aslan mr.tumnus lucy pevensie narnia

Some set designs for a theatrical production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Taking this story on as a theatrical production was a challenge- there are so many scene changes that the set would have to be versatile. So I designed the set as a series of translucent curtains, able to be moved across the stage, facilitating scene changes and making Narnia seem vast (walking through the woods is no longer limited to one set). Some of the curtains would have wireframes, allowing characters to be supported by them (see the second and third scenes).

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