Category Archives: Sketches

Cover Design: The Process



Here are some sketches I’ve made for my latest illustration commission. They will be part of the cover design for J.D. Dorr’s epic fantasy “The Dragon Slayer.”

The picture at the top is half of the final symbol of a dragon that I thought would be a nice eye catcher 🙂

The Making of a Dragon

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Villian from R. Ann Greenes "The Stones of Caron - Book One: What Time Handed Them"
Villian from R. Ann Greenes “The Stones of Caron – Book One: What Time Handed Them”

New Illustration Project

New Illustration Project

Doing sketches for the cover of the  sequel to “Arafura”  by Susan Lattwein.

Sketching the Ship
Sketching the Ship


This is my initial sketch for the cover which I will be doing in pastels. I am wanting to use some prety bright and bold colors that I think will make this cover just fantastic.

Color Palette
Color Palette










arafura-cover2V2Arafura (Romance)

 by Susan Lattwein.

Darwin schoolteacher Kat is planning to marry when her long-term fiancé finds the time. When the magnetic and troubled Adam arrives in town, Kat’s predictable life begins to unravel. Now she must wrestle with the pull of instant attraction complicated by post traumatic stress, loyalty and a dead body. This original love story takes the reader on an evocative journey exploring our self-imposed limits, desire for intimacy and more……












Character Sketch – Elizabet

“Elizabet” from the upcoming book “Tykocin” written by Ben Brown illustrated by Michelle Rene Goodhew

by Michelle Rene Goodhew

Self Portraits

self portrait

Self Portrait 2.5

by Michelle Rene Goodhew