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!
Inked Drawing 13″ x 9.5″ (within A3 paper size)
This was a tiny 1.5″ thumbnail sketch I drew up (whilst working on The Wolverine) which I then scanned and painted in some rough colour. Wes used that as a guide to render out the final poster image and give the walls of the Maze a real sense of scale.
If you think this image of the glade is cool you should see the two other concept paintings I did for Wes.. But I guess you will all have to wait a while to see those! 😉
A quick post to let you know SciFi Freedom issue #5 is now available! You will find several great short stories and some pretty cool art to boot. Steampunk is the theme this issue so all you folks into brass, boots, bowlers and hot air, check it out! It’s free so there’s no excuse not to have a look and pass it on to your friends.
The painting I posted last time is the illustration for Domenico’s wonderful Astor House story.
Many thanks to Peter Saga for putting together a great looking mag.
In the meantime, back to painting for the next issue!
Concept art piece of a futuristic city.
Wayne Haag shows four science fiction themed oil paintings at Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, September 2010.
Howdy Sci FI fans!
This one is for you! I said in an earlier post that I would start painting more genre work, specifically, sf paintings. Well here is the second such painting Desert Storm being the first even though it isn’t apparent. In context with this new painting, it starts to fit.
This is the second in a series of works that may take shape as an illustrated SF novel. That’s a ways off from here but I am painting these with an eye to such an end and certainly with a storyline I’ve had in mind for several years now.
Sky Burial #1. 40 x 15 inches, Oil on Linen.
*Note – I have removed the original images of this painting from this post as they were from my Nikon camera and were not the best reproductions of the actual painting. I had also modified the painting since those original pictures were taken. The image above represents the painting as it actually appears, or as close as possible to it! I will add detail pictures soon.