Lots and lots of stock photos, color manipulation, and editing. A heightened sense of reality and over saturation of color to suggest a bright future.
Chinatown after the Flood
A was looking at a photo of Venice and thought about what will NYC look like when the waters rise. Again, lots of stock photos, oversaturation, and enormous amounts of editing.
A pilot cracks up during an attempted landing on an alien world with a corrosive atmosphere. Stock photos (the ship was a water tower!) and editing fun.
For Amazing Stories’ Kickstarter we needed several background images for the video. I was reasonably pleased with this typical alien planet I put together. Two desert scenes, photos of Saturn and one of its moons all composited together with a little morning mist.
A murder mystery in spaaaace! NASA stock pics, Photoshop fun, a manipulated skull (notice – it’s distorted to look like the skull of a grey alien). Also, fun with polar coordinate image conversion.
Unpublished – a lunar resident finds a discarded glove amongst the trash of early lunar workers. Stock photos and NASA stock photos.
Strange experimental art from another world. When Void Pilot Jones stepped onto the new world – was something affecting his mind, his vision, or both?
Martian without Home
Colorized stock photo, add tentacle in place of arm/hand, and a bunch of other image manipulation. Inspired by Kelly Freas’ cover for ‘Martin go Home!’.
Inspired by the old O’Neil colony paintings. The inside of an inhabited asteroid that’s been carved out and spun up. The long pole is lightning for the colony. Light piped in from outside / sun / sol. Polar coordinate image conversion fun and lots of stock photos of landscapes and mountains.
For a brief period, some Deviant Art people were recreating cartoon characters in surreal/realistic styles. I jumped right on board. This is Leela from Futurama by way of a stock photo and a lot of Photoshop work.
Originally published in Amazing Stories WorldCon 2017 edition. Stock photo from Pixabay manipulated with digital tools.