Saturday, June 12, 2010

I paint, that is what I do

Ok, so last week has involved lots of waiting. Waiting for images to be approved by publishers, waiting for art descriptions to be finalized and sent. So I can start work on them. Lots of work, just that it has all been in limbo land. So I took the opportunity to to do an illustration just for the fun of it. I mean, that's what I do, I paint. I have a lot of partially started bits and pieces of images that I had abandoned for one reason or the other. I started playing around with these, combining them in different ways trying different compositions with different elements, not with a final image in mind when I hit upon this this composition I knew that I had something that was cool and used my down time finishing it up. I am pretty pleased, I must say.

This piece has been pick up by the folks over at Kobold publishing for the cover of an upcoming RPG supplement.. I love a happy ending.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ants in Space

Here is the other cover for absolute X-press, this one is for the novel, Futura. A kind of old fashion pulp sci-fi read. Lots of fun, giant insects intergalactic conspiracy and tons of action.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mirror, Mirror

This is the cover for Absolute XPress flash fiction anthology "Inhuman" The stories are written from an inhuman point of view, but, the stories highlight humanity in some form or fashion. I was really trying to create a retro feel with this cover, like those from the 70's. a little looser, a little more impressionistic. But in typical fashion, I found it hard to leave things unresolved and had to fight from adding more and more detail... in the end I think the image is a little uneven. But I really enjoyed playing around with the theme.