I love both portraits and images from nature so I am working on a series combining these two ideas. I've posted the first three on Storybird. You can use these images to create your own story or poem here: https://storybird.com/marie-banville/ These drawings are created using Rembrandt Pencil Crayons. The key to creating a nice drawing … Continue reading Nature Portraits
Here's a blurb for my Work In Progress: As usual, Roan messed everything up. Now, he must leave the forest where he was born into a hostile community, and venture into the "big people" world. There, he faces a difficult choice: should he help the people he betrayed or join forces with those who might … Continue reading Work in Progress: Onliest Freak
These are a series of watercolour illustrations based on the Child/Maiden/Mother/Crone archetypes and the seasons. They've been published on Storybird (a cool site where you can use the art of professional illustrators in your own stories and poems). I am looking forward to seeing what kinds of writing these four ladies inspire. If you want … Continue reading Child/Maiden/Mother/Crone series
I've been working on a series of illustrations, lately. Some are related to the idea of transformation -- animal and human metamorphosis -- a deeply felt connection to our finned, furred and feathered fellow creatures. Others are faces from the land of fairies; and still others are just fun story ideas.
Three Loathsome Gifts: An INFJ Fairy Tale This fairy tale is inspired by the rare and wonderful INFJ. The INFJ is often called The Counselor. They are deep, complex individuals and spend their lives searching for meaning and personal growth. Extremely intuitive, they are able to see through people and understand secrets and motivations. INFJs hold … Continue reading INFJ Fairy Tale
The Right Hand of the King: An ISTJ Fairy Tale This fairy tale honors the hard-working and dependable ISTJ. They are sometimes called The Duty Fulfillers. ISTJ folks may not be flashy but they can be relied upon to get the job done. They are quiet, serious and even-tempered. Traditions and established ways of doing … Continue reading ISTJ Fairy Tale
The Pixie and the Spider: An ESFP Fairy Tale The lighthearted pixie in this fairy-tale is inspired by the fun-loving ESFP. ESFPs make things fun, for themselves and for their many friends. They are generous and helpful and love to be in the middle of the action when anything exciting is going on. Sometimes called The Performer, they … Continue reading ESFP Fairy Tale
The Violet-eyed Princess: An INFP Fairy Tale This fairy tale is inspired by the classic hero/heroine -- the INFP. The INFP is often called The Idealist. They are people who are generally quiet and reflective but who hold strongly felt ideals about right and wrong. When one of these ideals is threatened, the laid-back INFP will … Continue reading INFP Fairy Tale
Fairy tales speak to our inner child. People throughout time and all over the world relate to archetypal characters like the princess, the foolish youngest brother, the orphan, the big, bad wolf, and the wise old king. I have always loved reading and writing fairy tales. After thinking about some of the common fairy tale … Continue reading Myers Briggs Fairy Tales
I am a writer and artist currently working on two Middle Grade fantasy novels. I am drawing and painting illustrations based on the lives of my miniature characters. The working title of my novel in progress is "Out of the Forest" and is meant for 9 to 12 year old readers. Here is a short synopsis: Roan … Continue reading Hello there!