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The Sentinel Trilogy; Art Project

Updated: Jul 14, 2018

Another Week another Art Adventure or I should really say Another Month another Art Adventure. This project was freaking huge. An A3 sized ink madness and it was all for The Sentinel Trilogy by Josh Winning.

In celebration of his third and final baby hitting the shops, the wonderfully named Splinter. Josh commissioned a bold piece of art from me, a movie poster with all the movers and shakers of the The Sentinel Trilogy looking cool as fuck.

What is this Sentinel Trilogy you speak of?

They are the world's best-kept secret – an underground society whose eternal cause is to protect the world against the dark creatures and evil forces that inhabit the night. Now Sentinels are being targeted, murdered and turned as the fury of an ancient evil is unleashed once more. And when 15-year-old Nicholas Hallow's parents are killed in a suspicious train crash, the teenager is drawn into a desperate struggle against malevolent powers.

Ooo Exciting...

Think you're chomping' the bit now, wait till you see the poster.

Drum roll interweb...

Ink artwork of the book series The Sentinel Trilogy

Fucking swish right?

Hand-drawn in ink, filled in with watercolours, it has all the feel of a Summer Blockbuster movie poster but with the darker charms of graphic novel. I'm very proud if it, and was gutted to send it off. But that's the life of an artist, if you're doing well you don't get to keep your art at all.

To wet your whistle I thought we could get a closer look at three of the characters, see who they are.


Utterly gorgeous, immortal, with the style of a '40s femme fatale. She's a savage enchantress who craves chaos and destruction. A soft spot for crimson, her dresses of choice are the classic; ‘A lady in red, is dancing with me.’ Although in Malika’s case she’ll just as likely stab you in the back while she does.


Aged 16, he's learning who he is. Marked by the death of his parents but he's determined to defeat evil. A Sentinel-in-training, he must follow in his parents' footsteps to save mankind.


A black cat possessed with the spirit of a crotchety 80-year-old woman. No cuddles next to roaring fire and back-scratching for this feline, being a grumpy sod, but she is powerful and full of wisdom.

Hope you enjoyed my artwork, and if you're an author or just someone who'd like an original piece of art for you home, then either connect me through my contact page or head on over to either my Facebook page or The Twitter, I am on both far more than I'd like to admit.


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