Thursday, February 6, 2020

Roadside House

This 12x16 shows a typical view off country highways: the long-abandoned manor. Some of them must have been quite fine back in the day. Now they serve as art subjects and shelters for whatever type critter calls it home--maybe even the incorporeal type, for those who shy away from such edifices when the sun goes down. A bluish cast throughout sets a chilly and somber tone for this late afternoon.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Story Illustration: Colossus

This originally went with a story about a planetary guardian. The colossus is worshiped by desert nomads as the god Obu. Little do they know that he's a complete figure. His purpose is to guard against threats from space. The rub is how to activate him, since that has been lost for millennia. As dragons fly overhead on a routine operation, a wizardress tries to raise the colossus, but finds she doesn't have the moxie. There's a Viking sorceress who does, and the story details the quest to bring her onto the scene--in time to stop a planet-killing space station.