|Stuff what came outta my head....|
Paperback book covers have always been a source of inspiration in my life and I think the 60's to the 80's were a golden age for that art form. I'm sure that's partly where this image derives from. I love the work of Michael Whelan and I think I was subconsciously trying to channel him in this one.
This piece more comes from a work I did about 20 years ago fav.me/d4b0a6l , when I worked in the RPG illustration field. It's kind of funny how cyberpunk imagery has become so dated in the face of the real world manifestation of digital culture, but it's still cool imagery to me. Many of cyberpunk's themes were accurate predictors, but the way those themes played out in reality were a bit different - less dramatic, I guess
Most of the set materials here are from the immensely talented Stonemason (Stefan Morrell). DAZ Studio render w/ Photoshop.
I am a child of the Space Age and a largely self-taught artist.... but the best way to learn is by doing, and I've been at it since I could lift a pencil. Throw in a lifelong passion for astronomy, sci-fi, and scale modeling, and there you have it - the ingredients for Caswell Stew. Though my educational background is in hard science, my professional career has been a meandering path through many graphics/creative roles (illustrator, writer, editor, computer game design, photography, web design, etc, etc...). For the time being I've settled on "digital print maker".
I live in a beautiful corner of the US Northeast with my wife, two hamsters, and a constantly changing cast of wildlife in the yard. I have no super powers… that I can reveal.