Category: Science Fiction

Maze Runner Concept Art

Howdy Gladers!

This post is for you all you Maze fans who may like to see the concept art which @wesball posted on Twitter this week. Here are the two images I created with some small pencil roughs that I did to explore the compositions. I have also re posted the original pencil sketch I did for the poster idea.

Enjoy!

 

First pencil sketch of the Maze I did in 2012.
Concept Sketch for first concept painting
First concept painting for Maze Runner
Concept Sketch for second concept painting
Second concept painting for Maze Runner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Prints . Ankaris Series

Howdy Folks!

Just letting you all know that fine art prints are now finally available of four of my Ankaris Series paintings.

They are:

Sky Burial #1, Sky Burial #2, Levitation, Rendezvous.

The series is limited to 250, signed and numbered.

Image size: 650mm x 250mm, (25.5″ x 10″), Paper size: 720mm x 320mm (28.3″ x 12.6″)

 

New Price USD$95 inc shipping.

 

Head over to my Print Page for more images and info.

 

Enjoy and thanks!

 

Levitation Fine Art Print
All of the prints laid out.

 

Levitation

Howdy Folks,

Here is the scan of my latest science fiction painting, Levitation. This is the final version of the painting that started life as a small watercolour thumbnail way back in 2001!

The actual painting is currently being framed and will soon be heading to Illuxcon along with eleven other paintings.

Here is the final with some detailed images.

Check out this post for a look at past variations of the painting. There are aspects of each that I like but no one version has it all.. so who knows, there may be another version yet to come.

For those interested, there will also be limited edition prints of this painting available very soon.

Enjoy!

Levitation . 46″ x 18″ . Oil on Linen
Detail 1
Detail 2

 

New Science Fiction Painting . Rendezvous

Howdy folks!

A new painting from my Ankaris Project to share, fresh from scanning and the latest ready to be framed and shipped off to Illuxcon.

There will be limited edition prints of this painting available soon on both paper and canvas so stay tuned.

For those interested, I get my paintings scanned by the guys at Cie-Elle Digital Imaging who use a Cruse Scanner. Their scanning and printing quality is fantastic so check them out if you live in Sydney.

 

Enjoy!

 

Rendezvous . 40″ x 16″ . (102cm x 40.6cm) . Oil on linen
Rendezvous Detail 1
Rendezvous . Detail 2

Detail 2 gives you a good idea of how awesome the scan is!

Rendezvous . Detail 3

 

 

 

Spectrum Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators

Howdy Folks!

Quick update to announce the addition of my painting Sky Burial #2 into the Spectrum Exhibition being shown at the Society of Illustrators, New York from the 3rd Sept through to 18th October.

I will be flying into NY on my way to Illuxcon7 just in time for the Artist Reception on the 12th Sept.

Many thanks to Irene Gallo, Greg Manchess, Arnie and Cathy Fenner for selecting my work, it is a great honor.   :-))

 

In the meantime, it’s back to painting for Illuxcon.. and here is another painting hot off the brush!

Enjoy

Rendezvous, 40″ x 16″, Oil on Linen

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey by Taschen Books

 

Howdy Folks!

Well here it is.. Coming soon from Taschen Books is the epic book box set titled The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Written by Piers Bizony. This will be one gorgeous book collection and I cannot wait to see it in the flesh.

I was invited to paint the box artwork by Taschen based on the layout design by M/M Design of Paris. The idea was to capture some of the traditional look of illustration yet also have a clean simple design.

The image was painted in oils and scanned by the chaps at Cie-Elle Digital Imaging. I made all other adjustments digitally.

The black areas were easily cleaned up by re-painting them digitally. Stars were added on a separate layer digitally rather than me painting them in by flicking oil paint around with a tooth brush! We had some placement adjustments to make and a format change right at the end which necessitated some major digital work to the final image but all in all it came out pretty much as per the layout.

Before I got to the final large format painting, I did knock out a study of HAL’s red eye. I was hoping to go looser with the painting as can be seen with the study but the final version works as a clean design.

Many thanks to Taschen Books and M/M Paris for the opportunity to contribute to such a wonderful project.

 

Enjoy!

Study of HAL 9000 eye.
Taschen Books, Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey
54″ x 24″, Oil on Linen, Final Painting.
Taschen Books, Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey
Final Artwork for the box set.

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’s upcoming box set of the Making of 2001, (more about that next post), so it was foremost on my mind and seemed to fit perfectly to this story. Incidentally, the artwork on the Taschen 2001 box as shown on their website is not the final artwork, they seem to be using an early digital mock up for the time being.

The cover painting for IZ #252 was serving double duty in that it had to work as a cover painting and work as a study for an upcoming large format Ankaris project painting that I will show at Illuxcon later this year. I did the same with IZ #251 cover as well.

Anyway, here are the paintings, enjoy!

 

Diving into the Wreck IZ #252, 19″ x 13.25″, Oil on paper.

 

Cover IZ#252, 19″ x 13.5″, Oil on paper.