New Shanghai – digitally enhanced
A while ago I was invited to collaborate on an e-book- Engella – with the super author/scientist Paul Ian Cross and I’ve had so much fun with this project! It’s set across multiple universes -a sci-fi geek’s dream come true! It included bonus illustrations, and this one is my favourite. I like working traditionally – it makes me happy, but sometimes sci-fi kind of demands a bit more – I really wanted to have a dusky cityscape with lights and rockets launching; and that meant trying digital.
Learning to draw digitally and using it with my traditional works is a great ambition of mine. This is my first attempt and I am really proud of the outcome. It has given me a huge desire to do more.
I worked on the cityscape in graphite and then used the fill function on Photoshop Elements (PSE) to create the dark city sky, add all the lights and enhance the chem trails.
New Shanghai – original graphite
Bibliography and Inspiration
Sci-Fi Essentials, Sketching from the Imagination – An insight into creative drawing, 3dtotal Publishing, 2015
Sketching from the Imagination: Sci Fi, 3dtotal Publishing, 2015
Imagine FX/Future Publishing.
Music I listened to
Some space music on you tube –it’s a thing!
The Devil Wears Prada – Space E.P
Mozart – Requiem
Faith and the Muse
The Birthday Massacre