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spaceships

April 22nd, 2011

Top image from my book Extreme Worlds. Click images to enlarge!

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concept art, publications, space opera, vehicle design

retro space opera poster

May 2nd, 2010

The “movie poster” for the space opera project from my book Extreme Worlds. (The title logo is omitted from the artwork in the book to avoid language localization issues in other countries.)

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character design, concept art, environment design, publications, space opera, vehicle design

space battle cruiser!

April 19th, 2010

Per Steve’s request!

This is a painting – actually a combination of two paintings from my book Extreme Worlds – The Complete Guide to Drawing and Painting Sci Fi Art. Click to view larger!

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concept art, publications, space opera, vehicle design

EXTREME WORLDS:the complete guide to drawing and painting sci-fi art

October 9th, 2009

My new book on creating science fiction art is now available at Amazon.com! Click on the image to go to the page at amazon’s site.

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character design, concept art, environment design, publications, sketches, sketchup, space opera, tools, vehicle design

advance copy of Extreme Worlds

September 3rd, 2009

I received an advance copy of my forthcoming book “Extreme Worlds: The Complete Guide to Drawing and Painting Sci-Fi Art” from the publisher today. The graphic design and layout are terrific, I am really pleased with the work the editors and designers did on this.

The book should be out in October here in the US and a month or so after in the UK (and the rest of the world? Not sure how all that stuff works…).

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my next book: Extreme Worlds

July 4th, 2009

Hey peeps

I sent in the final revisions to my next art how-to book a while ago, and the publisher recently sent me a shot of the front and back cover art. This one will be a little more demo-oriented than the previous book on fantasy characters. The book will be out in late October/early November and is available for pre-order at most online book sellers. Hope you enjoy it!

Click on the image to see a larger version.

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character design, concept art, environment design, publications, sketches, sketchup, space opera, tools, vehicle design

planetary federation outpost

January 29th, 2009

From the space opera project that I’ve had on the back and middle burners for a while now; this scene was constructed using some SketchUp, some photocollage, and some regular 2D photoshoppery.

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…and the raw SketchUp output:

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battle ship modulor

December 30th, 2008

Something I’m working on for the next book project. This is a model created in Sketchup and rendered in Podium, with some post effects in Photoshop CS4. Click to embiggen it.

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another space ship design!

July 2nd, 2008

From the (on hold) space opera graphic novel project.

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space opera: Cygnus Lake, part 2

January 22nd, 2007

This is a full shot of the character concept from a few posts ago. I think actually it will be an interesting story point if this character is part machine and part human. We’ll see how that plays out. I’m on the third draft of the script, and some characters have disappeared, a few have been melded into one, and now I’m juggling scenes on index cards. This “writing” stuff is hard. Non fiction stuff I have no problem with, but telling an interesting story? Shoo.



character design, comic books, space opera