Month: February 2014

New Website Layout

Howdy folks!

Quick note to let you know I have just made some basic layout changes which I hope are cleaner and clearer to look at and the site now has a static front page to replace the old one that I made in iWeb!! So when you type in www.ankaris.com, you will be taken directly to the new static home page.

And from this coming Monday I start teaching the Colour/Light subject of the Production Art Department (PAD) Diploma at North Sydney Institute.

I am still painting concept art for film clients, finishing off the last of four book covers for Momentum Books (a new Matthew Reilly book) and painting my own science fiction paintings for Illuxcon.

Here’s what’s on the easel!

New Levitation Painting in progress.

Interzone Cover #251 – Levitation

Howdy Folks!

Another update with the next Interzone cover for issue 251.

This painting started life as a small watercolour sketch, became a small oil painting study (as seen in Spectrum 20) and has progressed here as the cover painting for Interzone’s next issue and doubles as larger study for a final painting that is currently in progress. The format may be different but I wanted to see the structure at full size and alter the colour and lighting a bit for more air.

The final Levitation painting will be in my favorite wide format at 46″ x 18″ (116cm x 46cm).

Enjoy!

Original watercolour sketch..

Oil painting study..

Pencils sketches..

Final painting.

18″ x 13.5″, Oil on paper. SOLD

And some detail pictures.

 

Update: Hot off the press, the actual cover.

 

 

Interzone Cover #250

Howdy Folks!

Thought it was about time I posted the cover painting I did for Interzone magazine’s 250th issue.

This painting is cropped from a larger image that I had completed a little while back and thought it just right for my first Interzone cover of 2014.

Enjoy!

13.5″ x 10″ (cropped), Oil on Canson paper.

Here is the cover itself.. It looks quite dark here so I’m hoping the actual copy is printed lighter!