Here is my latest and last painting I finished before Illuxcon. I’m writing this a week out from flying to the US for the show so I should have this hanging on the wall directly in front of me by the time you read this. I wanted to hold this one back until Illuxcon opened.
This is the latest in the series and another large-ish sized canvas. A little more intimate than the others with a closer look at some characters in that world.
I started this one almost three years ago in rough form so I’m glad it’s finally come out.
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).