Entries tagged with “Pen and Ink”.


A little snippet of a project I’m working on.

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Here are some theatre posters I’ve been working on for Downstage Theatre. These are just colour roughs, so they’ll go through a few compositional changes before they’re done. My darling Danielle Bazinet did their posters last season, you should take a look. I can’t say what plays these are for, I’ll just let the illustrations do the talking for now.

 serena malyon illustration rough

serena malyon illustration rough

Back in November I was reading a little too much George R. R. Martin, and this was the result.

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One of the most delightful felines I’ve encountered, the lovely Mog. While I was in Dublin I had the pleasure of taking care of this tiny kitty for a couple of days, and she was very friendly and playful. She seems to like stretching her leg when she’s happy, so I drew her delightful pose. Terrible photograph, but I left the original with her awesome owners.


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.


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

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Here I have a gig poster concept for the band The Unsettlers. It was done for class, but it was a pretty open project so I just had fun and tried to design something that really fit their music. You should check them out!

*its not a real gig date


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serena malyon illustration art black death map medieval

serena malyon illustration art black death bubonic plague symptoms bubo gangrene

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serena malyon illustration art black death bubonic plague map 100 years war

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.

Here’s my latest school project: a short story in a graphic novel format. Story and artwork by me. (It reads left to right, top to bottom)

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Here’s the final poster design for the Rocky Horror Show. This was a fun school project, as we were given the choice of what performance to promote in a poster. I went with what I knew: Rocky Horror. I tried to give the poster a different feel to the Rocky Horror posters that I’m used to, a bit more of an updated look and feel for today’s audience.