Drawful the Awful Illustrations – Early Sketches

I mentioned yesterday that I met earlier this week with my illustrator and friend, Melissa McDonald, and that she’s really getting off to a running start with the illustrations and ideas for Drawful the Awful. Today, I’m happy to share some of her early work:

Haverly Lockwatch and Good King Nick on the Palace Library terrace:


This is a direct representation of a scene depicted in one of my older sections I shared in full here on the blog. The King meets with the Wizard, Haverly Lockwatch on the palace library terrace and helps Haverly decide to go on his own quest to rescue the Princess Brooke.

Chauncey and his soldiers meet Fallon of the Terrible Fire and Much Meanness


Another scene from what’s already been shared on the blog. Chauncey talks to Fallon of the Terrible Fire and Much Meanness about the blade he seeks and Fallon’s hunt for the Princess Brooke- while trying to protect his cornered soldiers.

The Princess & Drawful enjoy brunch


A particularly key scene, as this is where the Princess first considers asking Drawful to be her protector from stupid nobles and Princes rather than her captor holding her as a prize.

Fallon kidnaps the Princess Brooke


Ah, a scene not in the blog. Fallon does eventually catch up with Drawful and the Princess Brooke, and in an intense face off, manages to swoop in and steal the Princess from the clutches of Drawful, Haverly, Chauncey and Bob.

And, of course, Bob the Alpaca


Oh Bob, the bravest steed in all the land. (Even braver in the story that follows what’s already up here, even). When Melissa and I sat together on Tuesday night, we both agreed that Haverly and Bob are among our favorite characters in the cast. Hoping he’ll be among yours as well.

That’s all for today, back to work!

Author: Y. Balloo

Amateur novelist / Work in progress.

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