Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Thief’s Magic Character Illustration

If you’ve read my longer bio, you’ll know I am an artist and former illustrator. I like to draw my characters, and sometimes I’ll even paint scenes from the books. The maps for the Age of the Five trilogy feature characters from that story, and a few years ago I made some simple line drawings […]

New Badges! More Swag!

Paul and I have been hard at work making these: Back in 2011 I gave away badges, designed by me and printed by my publisher, at Supanova Melbourne and in the UK. They were so popular I decided I’d have to look into having an ongoing supply of them. Turns out the cheapest way for […]

New Swag: Character Sketch Bookmarks

I have a new bookmark design to bring to signing events along with the quote ones: It features the character sketches from my Sekrit Project – the free computer wallpaper calendars I made last year. I’d always intended to make something out of the sketches – perhaps a poster or postcard – but I wanted […]

Continuum 9 Report

Friday: I finished the polish of Thief’s Magic, including a search and destroy of certain words and phrases I have a habit of overusing (just, only, a moment later, etc.) and a spell check and name check, just in time to head into the convention for the cocktail party. We had a great time catching […]

Continuum 9: Contraindicators

Next weekend I’ll be attending the local Melbourne convention. Since I’m very busy polishing up Thief’s Magic, I probably won’t make it to the whole convention. But I am doing a panel… Plot 101 – Sunday 11:00 until Sunday 12:00 Tangled in your own story? Plotting can be a challenge even for the most experienced […]

Conflux9 – Junkyard Cathedral

Aaand the final Conflux post: On the Saturday night Conflux9 held a Masquerade, which is kind of a non-compulsary dress-up party and disco with a theme. This years theme was Junkyard Cathedral, which was about recycling trash into gothic glamour. Well, I went more for trash than glamour, converting a Royal Mail post bag into […]

The Craftonomicon Post

The weekend after unCONventional we headed off to Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, Australia’s National SF Convention. At most conventions there’s usually a member or three knitting, crocheting, drawing or doing some other form of creative passtime so a theme of craft isn’t as odd as it might sound to non-crafters. You only have to look at […]

Two Conventions Over Two Weekends

For the last few weeks I’ve been busy getting ready for coming SF conventions – preparing workshops, taking photos for slideshows, arranging transport, lining up our cat/house sitter, confirming panels, arranging meetings and meals, warping looms and researching weaving techniques… Yeah, that last one seems unrelated to the rest, but it is relevant, as you’ll […]

May Calendar – Tayend & Dannyl

I have to admit, I’ve been a bit intimidated by reader expectations when it comes to sketching Tayend and Dannyl. My worry wasn’t that they wouldn’t look like what reader’s pictured – I’m not psychic! – but that they’d look so different that readers would be bothered by it. One of the reasons I’m doing […]

The Sekrit Projekt: My Gift To Fans

So what was all the sewing, photo-taking, sketching and drawing leading to? Well, I wanted to do something with the character sketches other than just put them on this website. So had the drawing scanned and dragged out my old graphic design skills to make a little complimentary gift for fans of the Black Magician […]