The Delightful Art from Wolfskulljack

British artist Michelle Harvey, AKA WolfSkullJack, is currently promoting her third self-published artbook “The Turning Shape”.

We have written about Michelle before and showcased many of her works before, but I thought I’d take a moment to talk about her art books.

Michelle has created numerous fine prints that combine wildlife with anatomical elements, and it showcases the volatile relationship between man and nature.

Many of her pieces have a conceptual narrative that interlinks with each other, and this can be seen in her piece: “Within Us” which was featured in the Human Nature Show but was originally made as part of her “Fall of Redd” artbook.

Unfortunately, the “Fall of Redd” (is out of stock, but if you would like to know more, it’s a Brother’s Grimm style short story that tells of a girl whose sister has disappeared and how it was rumoured that a demon took her body. Falle, the protagonist, journeys into the forest with her mother, where they are cast into the wilderness. “Within Us” is one of the pieces within the collection and was also one of the most popular pieces on DeviantArt.

You can find her second artbook, “Void”, on DeviantArt which was released in 2017. It focuses on her own experiences with depression and is an overall discussion of mental health and her struggles with it.

“Void” has a cover that is symbolic in terms of how one can feel when struggling, and you can see some of the pages on both her Tumblr and DeviantArt.

            “The Turning Shape” has been set to be released in November 2018, and it can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter where there are a multitude of options for bundles for supporters. There can be previews found on the website.

Her original drawing “Crow” is one of the images that WolfSkullJack has showcased to prospective buyers of “The Turning Shape” and it is a perfect example of the shapeshifting that is the focus of this artbook. It looks as though the crow is in the midst of a transformation, whilst being struck by an arrow – the use of ink pens really fits her work.

It shows a story and reminds me of old books particularly those in old fantasy stories. There is no doubt in my mind that this has piqued my interest in the rest of her work and I look forward to purchasing my own copy of “The Turning Shape”.

As of 2015, WolfSkullJack has established her own Patreon page where she posts new works for her supporters regularly. If you support her on Patreon, you will get access to exclusive artwork and you would even get first dibs on items that she puts up for sale on her store.

You can also follow her on Twitter, which she updates frequently.