Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smaug the Magnificent

I enjoyed the portrayal of Smaug in Jackson's second movie last december. Don't get me wrong. But I was also slightly taken aback. Personally, Smaug has always stuck in my mind as more a creature of elegance and guile, rather than bulk and straightforward ferocity. So I felt the need to portray my own version of the red dragon, now that Jackson's version has taken to the big screen at last.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Minimal Edge

An experiment in minimalism, featuring the disappearingly keen edge of the kanabo, the centerpiece of my short story The Bleeding Edge.
Here, I'll point you to the other versions of the cover: 1 and 2

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Study in India - 3

Yet another Welcome to India color study. Mesmerized by the sleepless hustle and lights.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Study in India - 2

Here's another color study from Welcome to India.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Space Marine Reimagined

I suppose there were real restrictions to molding teeny-tiny little plastic-and-metal men in armor during the late 80's, and I do very much enjoy the universe of warhammer 40k, but nevertheless the resulting designs of the W40K Space Marines does sometimes bug me.

So I experimented a little with the majestic form of the Adeptus Astartes. Heresy! I know. But still, I like where I ended up.

A study in India - 1

Watched a documentary on everyday life in India, and was humbled. Grabbed some screenshots and made color studies.

The series is called Welcome to India, from 2012 by the BBC, should you wish to see the rest of the frames.