Month: March 2015

STEN work

vulcan 1 Sten scene

A bit of a messy post this week, just with some of the stuff I’ve made for my STEN project. What is the STEN project you ask? Well, I’m trying my very hardest to make a bunch of concept/development art for a book called STEN, which is a sci-fi novel by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. I’ve still got a lot of stuff to do, but I’m working on it!

Featured in this post are:

  • some of the character sketches that I’ve done for three of the character – Sten, our main guy; Bet, the ‘love interest’ but also a very badass and cool girl; and Thoreson, our Big Bad Company Business Villain.
  • a rough environment idea for the exterior of the space station called Vulcan, which is where most of the story is set
  • and a quick painting of a scene from the book, where Sten is forging his knife out of a chunk of crystal

There’s a bonus post up on the sketchblog today too, featuring a few more bits of character development stuff. If you’re following the sketchblog at all, you’ll also be seeing some life drawing, which is always good fun.

Mythical Creatures

 

 

It’s been a while! But I’ve been making work, just as usual it takes me a lot of prep and build up to get to a finished product. Streamlined process? What’s that? At any rate, this is the project I’ve actually (mostly) finished so far this semester. There’s one more image to go back and re-do, as the painting died on me so I’m taking a break from it for now.

These are a set of ¬†creatures designed and painted to go with entries from¬†The Element Encylopedia of Magical Creatures by John and Caitlin Matthews. Not officially, of course, just as a fun project, and the text and outlines for these images belong to them. Painting monsters is super fun though, especially ones that you’ve never heard of.

There’ll be a bonus sketch post for these going up on my sketchblog some time today as well, so check that out if you’re interested in such things. With any luck there’ll be things up on there every week for the most part, and I’m going to make an effort to have this blog running with bi-monthly posts to keep things rolling.