Archive For The “Unpublished” Category
Inspired by Simon Stålenhag, this piece contrasts high technology with a rural scene. Unlike my inspiration, I also added humor by using a windup robot toy as the giant technological element.
I turned a lichen-covered boulder into a meteor with added craters. NASA and PXhere.com stock images.
An idea I’ve had for some time. Had to repaint room to fit this size – meaning I invented more ceiling and floor to fill top and bottom. Lots of Creative Commons stock photos.
A riff on Grant Woods classic American Gothic. Usual composition of NASA and stock photos in the creative commons. Post-processed with Topaz Labs Pro with my own custom filter to give a painted appearance (mostly to cover up the fact that I have very low-resolution clips in many of the composites.
Another riff on a famous Kelly Freas piece. His cover for ‘The Green Hills of Earth” by Robert A. Heinlein. I never understood why Kelly had Rhysling holding a gun and standing in a tangle of red… something. So my Rhysling is holding a blind man’s cane and has his accordion in a case beside…
I tried a little experiment this time. I recreated a famous Kelly Freas cover from Astounding. I have a few deliberate differences. Larry Niven’s favorite weapon, the Gyro Jet Rocket Pistol was added, and my wall is green hardwood from an alien planet with alien plaques describing the items. Because why would aliens use pegboard…
I love the spacecraft possibilities of water towers. Here’s one posing as a flying saucer over an Aztec pyramid. Not one of my more complicated pieces but fun in its own way.
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.
Photoshop and lots of stock photos. Heavy use of squid and insects as aliens.