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.
Space Hab 14 – Greyscale
Greyscale version of the color image originally published in Amazing Stories WorldCon 14 edition.
Cruise to Mars
With a LOT of apologies to John Berkey. I always loved his spaceships and it suddenly hit me that they looked like someone reassembled cruise ships and put them in space. So I did that. Not totally happy with the result but a fun experiment nonetheless. You can guess how this was made by now....
Similar to Reela Leela this is a surreal/photorealistic version of Cartman from South Park. OMG was this a lot of Photoshop work and a bunch of stock photos. If memory serves me, the eyes are cueballs and the shoe soles are a radial tire tread.
A gag poster/postcard from the times when Gateway Computers owned Amiga Computers. One of Gateway’s addresses was Dakota Dunes and the concept for a rural beach was born. Lots of stock photos, vintage photo, and a tiny bit of 3D.
A different April Fools gag. Took a public domain vintage image of an Oracle computer room and colorized it and changed it to use Amiga computer iconography. The intention is to simulate old post card styles.
Braced For Impact
Same client, different ad, colorized stock photo and the same theme.
Brace for Impact
Take a few NASA images and some inspiration from DEEP IMPACT (film) and I have an ad for a client who was going to launch something big in the Amiga market which never happened.
ImageFX 3 Bolt
No more retro art – boss wanted me to redo our classic ad and I had like a day to do this. The lightning bolt was an effect in our ImageFX package. Never found anything better. I still own the source code for this effect if anyone is interested in making a Photoshop plugin!
Another ad with me playing with vintage photos. I still have that book somewhere. Anyways, we’d just acquired a 3D rendering package and we were working on a new version. Thus, the idea in this was that we’d just baked up something new.
I went through a period, during my Nova Design years, of taking old vintage photos and changing them into adverts for our software. The woman here was originally holding a soundmaker of some sort. Putting the box in her hand was easy – it was surprising tedious to add ‘3.0’ to all the balloons and curve...