Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Interview: Scotch Corner

Just a quick post to point you to a neat little interview with the lovely people over at the Scotch Corner blog, where I talk about how I started off my illustration career and my work in general - go read!

Cool as der cucumber, ja?

Friday, 15 July 2011

First look: Cover: Path of the Renegade

What a week! First off, space marines actually in space; now I introduce you to my new Dark Eldar cover for Andy Chambers' new novel "Path of the Renegade", from Black Library - out early next year.

Like the Eldar novels,
I lavished little details on
this image - not immediately
visible in this preview...

And here's the piece in it's front cover glory:

The design and type always
sets off the image to a tee!

I'll do a proper post with process, as and when the book comes out - Excellent!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

First look: Cover: Know No Fear

Hello one and all!

So, Black Library have put the final (lo-res) image up for the new Dan Abnett Horus Heresy novel, "Know No Fear" and here it is for your perusal:

Zero-G punchup!
Ultramarine Primarch, Roboute Guilliman
a heretic WordBearer

(Above, detail)
The face was inspired
by the previous Ultramarine I painted
for 'Battle for the Abyss'

I LOVED adding the details
on this one, the blood globules hanging in space,
the ship detailing and all the rest.

The idea for this image was to have a true 360 degree punch up, so the cover was designed to show some combat if you turned the image round to any angle.

I added a harsh lens-flare with lens dust, the kind of which you see on the NASA Apollo Moon-landing photographs (a great inspiration for this piece)

Well ,that's all for this time, when the book's out I'll do a full process post - sketches and reference. But for now, enjoy the hard vacuum of space...!