Shayne Hawkes, born 1984, is a Brisbane based self taught science fiction author and illustrator. He says nothing in his life has compared to his passion for creativity and drive to see his dreams become reality.
Shayne’s first exhibition ‘Ten pens 700 hours’ was held on Halloween 2013 and featured his first seven pen drawings ‘Tiéss’, ‘Darkness’, ‘Chameleonit’, ‘Serpentine’, ‘Octoking’, ‘Skatecrow’ and ‘Skelecycle’. This was followed by his second exhibition in 2015 when he showcased ‘Toxic Wasted’, the 3250 hour pen masterpiece measuring 150x50 cm.
Shayne spent the next year learning realism featuring such works as ‘Hungarian Vizsla’, ‘Eagle Owl’ and ‘Rainbow Iguana’. He spent 2017 combining his work with cartooning and realism to create his patented style of Cartoon Realism.
After working for nearly seventeen years developing his story, and polishing his drawing style, it was time to combine the two.
The Chronicles of Darkness was born.
Starting 22 February 2019, there will be one novel released every four months for the next five years.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Graphic novel.. production begins once the last book is completed.