Tag: Science Fiction Illustration

Ankaris SciFi Sketches 007 – 12

Howdy folks!

My blog seems to have suffered neglect at the expense of Twitter and Facebook these days.. To make up for it, here’s a few more sketches.

 

Enjoy!

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #007

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #008

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #009

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #010

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #011

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #012

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketches 004 – 006

Howdy Folks!

Sketches 004 to 006 now up for your viewing pleasure.

 

ps. By the way, I have started a BigCartel site to handle all of my SciFi art sales. Everything is now in the one place which has streamlined the process. It means I can update print products quickly without having to add html code to this site and BigCartel takes care of shopping carts for multiple purchases.

You can find my artwork here: ankaris.bigcartel.com.

Anyway.. back to the sketches! 🙂

Enjoy!

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketch 004

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketch 005

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketch 006

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketches 001 – 003

Howdy Folks!

Thought I would share some of the sketches I have been doing lately.. some of you may have seen these on my Facebook page or on Twitter.

Here are the first three in higher resolution for your viewing pleasure!

Enjoy

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Ankaris SciFi Sketch 001

 

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Ankaris SciFi Sketch 002

 

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Ankaris SciFi Sketch 003

 

 

 

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

 

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

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.

Enjoy the painting and if you get the chance, read Lavie’s Central Station series of short stories, which you can find in Interzone.. Brilliant stuff!

 

ps. Andy at Interzone has asked me to paint the six covers (bi-monthly editions) through 2014 following on the heels of the great Jim Burns, which I’m super excited about. Now I just have to work out WHAT I’m going to paint. Thanks Andy!

 

 

The Kindest Man in Stormland . Interzone #249

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Here is the latest interior illustration for a story called The Kindest Man in Stormland by John Shirley for the upcoming #249 issue of Interzone Magazine. A near future story where the sea level has risen and inundated coastal cities.

I decided I would have a go at doing this illustration more in the style of a graphic novel, inked and then coloured with watercolour. I wasn’t happy with the final watercolour result so I used it as a basis for added texture for the digitally coloured version.

Starting off with some thumbnail sketches, inked drawing based on a rough 3D model, watercolour pass and final digital colour work. It wasn’t until I started roughing out blocks in 3D that I thought of adding the busted up old ship!

 

Enjoy!

Thumbnail sketches

 

Inked Drawing 13″ x 9.5″ (within A3 paper size)

 

Watercolour version

 

Final Artwork

 

Detail

 

 

 

 

ImagineFX, Fantasy Illustrator Tutorial – Derelict

Howdy folks,

ImagineFX magazine have just published a new specialty magazine, or bookazine as they call them titled, Fantasy Illustrator. The mag is dedicated to traditional Fantasy/SF illustration and I was asked to contribute a short tutorial. I choose to paint a simple oil painting study outlining the basics of value control and how you can use your smart phone or tablet to shoot the painting in progress in B/W. This helps you keep track of your values without colour confusing the issue!

The painting is based on one of my sketches set within the Sky Burial series.

Here is a look at the magazine cover.

 

I created four small thumbnails for variations in mood, contrast and atmosphere.

 

Using the iPad to check relative values in B/W without being distracted by colour.

 

The final painting in B/W..

 

..and in colour.

Many thanks to Ian Dean at ImagineFX. Head out and pick up a copy as it should be out now.

Enjoy!