Rachel Banks

I've always loved to draw and make things.  I have lived in the Welsh countryside all my life, so I suppose a lot of the scenery and myths subconsciously inspire what I do. However, my favorite artist that has inspired me since the year dot is Patrick Woodroffe (his fantasy art is amazing!)  I also like to just sit down sometimes and start scribbling; sometimes what comes out is pretty good, but a lot of it is just doodles.As well as drawing the usual dragons and such, I like to make up my own beasties as well.  At the moment I'm working on a sort of a personal project called Skysfar (derived from the Norweigian, I think, for 'sky realm').  It's basically a world of islands floating in the sky, inhabited by all manner of strange creatures.  You'll probably see some Skysfar drawings on Elfwood at some point. =) I like Drawing, making things, reading, playing RPGs, roleplaying (D&D), LARP, costume making. Favourite movies Farscape, Doctor Who, Star Treck, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Mirrormask, Pan's Labyrinth, V for Vendetta, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare before Christmas, Vidoq. Favourite books Weaveworld by Clive Barker, Orcs by Stan Nicols, A Stitch in Time by Andrew Robinson. Favourite music Everything from Vivaldi to Rob Zombie.