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