Archive for the ‘vehicle design’ Category

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.

Planetary Federation outpost

…and the raw SketchUp output:


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

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.


concept art, publications, sketchup, space opera, vehicle design

another space ship design!

July 2nd, 2008

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

sketchup, space opera, vehicle design

space ship render

June 20th, 2008

OK, one more shot of this and then I will move on to something else. Just experimenting with overlaying different renderings – a hidden line render from SketchUp multiplied over a GI render from Podium, and then a paper texture layer on top. Oh and also a copy of the hidden line render with a bit of Gaussian blur.

sketchup, vehicle design

space ship – sketchup

June 17th, 2008

I’ve been playing around with a SketchUp rendering plug-in called Podium. This is a design for a simple space craft, with a few renders taken from Podium and tweaked in Photoshop.

Still a work in progress at this point…

sketchup, vehicle design

art book for sale

July 23rd, 2007

Hi there -

I put together a book of paintings and sketches, a mix of personal work and freelance illustration work (a fair amount of Wizards of the Coast stuff). It’s full color interiors, 159 pages, and is available in hardcover ($48) and paperback ($35). You can order through my storefront page at; here is a link:

The order page at has a low resolution preview of several of the pages.

character design, Dungeons and Dragons, environment design, publications, sketches, travel sketches, vehicle design, Wizards of the Coast

space opera: Uvei Mortis’ Battle Cruiser

December 15th, 2006

space opera: translight jump

December 7th, 2006

Hm OK I’m not sure I’m calling this done. My judgment is not 100% this time of night, but here it is for now…

space opera, vehicle design

space opera: Planetary Federation hangar bay

October 24th, 2006

Well, if you could see them fly, you’d know which end was the front. Dammit.

space opera, vehicle design

space opera: Planetary Federation short range patrol

October 21st, 2006

Here are a couple of quick render/illustrations of some small fighter space craft based on the sketches in the previous post.

space opera, vehicle design