Interzone #252 Illustrations

Interzone #252 Illustrations

Howdy Folks, Two illustrations for IZ magazine to share this time, the cover and one interior painting. The interior painting is for a wonderful story titled, Diving into the Wreck by Val Nolan. The design of the ship is a direct homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey. I was painting the box art for Taschen’sContinue Reading

Troll Mountain Book Covers

Troll Mountain Book Covers

Howdy Folks! Momentum Books have launched Matthew Reilly’s latest novella, Troll Mountain. I painted three covers for three parts and recently finished the omnibus cover, which I’ve just updated below. The cover painting for Book 1 also made it into this years Spectrum Annual, 21.   Enjoy!   And a couple of detail images..

New Website Layout

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 takenContinue Reading

Interzone Cover #251 – Levitation

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 isContinue Reading

Interzone Cover #250

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 CansonContinue Reading

Spectrum 20

Spectrum 20

  Howdy folks! Received my copy of Spectrum, The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art today, the 20th anniversary edition. My small oil painting study Levitation was included in the unpublished section. Many thanks again to Arnie and Cathy Fenner for producing this book over the last 20 years, hats off, it’s been a remarkable achievement!Continue Reading

Filaments

Filaments

Howdy Folks, Quick post with the second interior illustration I completed for Interzone #249 for the story Filaments by Lavie Tidhar. This image was all digital, basically I started roughing out one side of the face and mirrored it. I was looking at religious icon paintings as inspiration for this robot priest, R Brother Patch-It.Continue Reading

D’Artiste Matte Painting 3

Howdy folks! The book D’Artiste Matte Painting 3 published by Ballistic Publishing arrived on my doorstep today. Many thanks to Milan Schere for asking me to include some work. One correction however, he states that I painted matte paintings traditionally, that isn’t correct. Unfortunately I never got the chance to paint traditionally in a professionalContinue Reading