The latest instalment of A Ballad of Flagons and Dragons shows why it's always good to have an alchemist on your side in a bar fight.   Catch up with the story so far 

Sketchbook

Not far from where I live is a small nature reserve of woodland and reed beds. It's a nice, peaceful place to sit and draw. As well as working on Flagons & Dragons, I'm also surrounded by wildlife. I challenge any artist to ignore a heron fishing right in front of them when they have a sketchbook and pencil to hand. The page will be updated regularly and you can see them here.