Category Archives: Spacemen

Canal Martian my fan art drawing for Space 1889

This is another illustration inspired by Space 1889 the tabletop role playing game of Victorian era space adventure.  This is my version of a Canal Martian warrior from Mars.  Canal Martians are the most advanced of the three Martian races.  However, their culture, though responsible for Mars’ highest cultural and scientific achievements, has been in decline for hundreds of years.  The Canal Martians general appearance is similar to that of humans, but they average a foot taller and are quite slender. They have pale ocher skin and large pointed ears.  I looked at some of the original art work for the game and come up with clothing that has a similar feel to the design.


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Strange alien in a strange land.

Illustration of a strange creature that I started during a meeting.  I added some unusual fauna surrounding the figure.

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My illustration of exploration on Venus inspired by the tabletop role-playing game Space 1889.

This is another illustration inspired by Space 1889 the tabletop role-playing game of Victorian-era space-faring created by Frank Chadwick in 1988. This is an illustration of a British explorer and his native lizard-man Venusian guide exploring deep into the sweltering swamps of Venus atop a trained giant crab.  Venus is often depicted in early science fiction literature as being warmer, but still habitable by humans. In Space 1889, Venus is a world covered with a perpetual cloud layer obscuring the surface from view. Under the clouds Venus has a very hot, wet climate and it’s surface is covered in shallow seas, trackless jungles and swamps.  The planet is dominated by giant dinosaurs and a myriad of other dangerous primeval beasts.  

 

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My Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martian looking character for a client. #Barsoom

This is an illustration for a client (Esoterica Exhumed HTTPS://LANDOFNOD.BLOG/).  This illustration is an Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martian looking character.  Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American pulp fiction author most famous for creating Tarzan.  He also wrote novels about Barsoom his fictional representation of the planet Mars.

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Illustration of a robot with a brain.

Another unused design for a client that I inked in and added more elements to the composition.  This guy is a robot with a brain.  Looks like he is out for a stroll in what is left of an abandon RadioShack.  

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My Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martian looking character.

I inked in an unused sketch for a client ( John Stater of Esoterica Exhumed HTTPS://LANDOFNOD.BLOG/).  This illustration is an Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martian looking character.  Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American pulp fiction author most famous for creating Tarzan.  He also wrote novels about Barsoom his fictional representation of the planet Mars.  Edgar Rice Burroughs  was very influential in the adventure and science-fiction genres of literature. I read A Princess of Mars, the first in Burroughs Barsoom series.  Still is a great novel in the adventure and science-fiction genre over a hundred years after its 1912 publication date.

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Perilous perils on a perilous planet.

The title pretty much sums it up.  My illustration of a planet that is not suitable for intergalactic tourism.

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Happy 2018! I’m starting the year out with a space Cyclops drawing.

Happy 2018!  Hopefully this is going to be a good year for my family and humanity in general.  I’m starting the year off with a space Cyclops drawing.  Started this one at a meeting at school way back in 2017.

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Patrol on Hoth #Star Wars Fan Art

I made some Star Wars fan art in anticipation of The Last Jedi movie coming out this week. This is an illustration of a patrol on Hoth way out past the first marker of Echo Base. The small patrol is accompanied by a trusty Tauntaun.  I loved the Kenner toy Tauntauns my brother and I owned when we were kids.  The planet Hoth always resonates with me.   Being from Michigan a world of snow and ice is abundantly familiar.

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Drawing of an alien stranded on a barren planet.  

Here is a pen and ink drawing I created of an alien stranded after its ship crashed.  The alien is assessing its surroundings and realizing its bleak chances of survival on a barren planet.  I tried some different line work and solid shadows on the boulders in this drawing.

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