Long time no blog.. I was a bit worn out after Illuxcon and the holiday period. I’ve also been ramping up for my second year of teaching at PAD which has involved a bit of re-engineering of the course as we strive for better delivery.
I have however been active illustrating for UK’s oldest SF magazine, Interzone. This time it was an honour to illustrate a short story by Alastair Reynolds called, A Murmuration.
This was done entirely in ink with pen and brush. I did of course use Photoshop for some clean up.
By now Interzone issue 246 should be out so I thought I’d post the second interior illustration I painted for that issue. This one is for a story titled Sentry Duty by Nigel Brown. The story is a little retro in style so I tried to give the image a similar feel. It’s full of humor with a little sting in it’s moral tail!
Thanks again to Andy Cox at TTA Press.
21″ x 14.5″, Oil on Canson Paper.
The light flare coming from the ship is mostly digital as I was short on time and needed to scan a dry painting!
I’d like to share my new illustration for the Interzone magazine story, The Machinehouse Worker’s Song by Steven J Dines. I thoroughly recommend getting your hands on this magazine for some excellent SF stories. Steve’s story and my artwork will be out in issue 246.
Many thanks to Andy Cox of TTA Press for the opportunity to paint for such a great publication.
The original painting is 18″ x 13″, oil on Canson paper.
Here is a preview of the page and the beginning of Steve’s story. Enjoy!