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Well Of Darkness
Interior art from the book by Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis, commissioned & published, 2000.

Although this art is very similar to the scores of architechtural works done for the Sovereign Stone RPG, this was for the first volume of a fictional trilogy.

Set in Loerem, the story has the intrigue, action and romance one would expect from a fantasy novel. But, as with the RPG, I did pretty much the settings, with little or no knowledge of the plot or story details...Just a dreamy fantasy world for me.

Gouache on masonite.
Saturn From Dione
Noncommissioned art from 2003 revised 2019.

This was originally intended to be an astronomical art as seen here, but used for the backdrop for "Sailor Dione";…

Dione is one of Saturn's Moons, essentially a ball of ice, but who knows what treasures are underneath?
From the Dragonlance RPG, commissioned and published by Margaret Weis, 2004

The last tower of a series from the world of Krynn, (which included Istar, Loscarum, and Wayreth)  this appeared in the great city of the same name, later destroyed in "The Lost Battles"

One of the very first digital paintings I did.
Vinnengael Townhall
From the Sovereign Stone RPG, commissioned and published by Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis, 2001.

Not to be confused with "Vinnengael Guild Hall" (in this gallery)…

Another city scene from the seemingly never-ending series...

Gouache on Masonite.
Newport's World
From the short story by Doug Franklin, comissioned and published by Aboriginal SF Magazine, 1993.

Blue Heron is the top man on "Buck Dancer's Choice", a 16 man asteroid mining ship, on a 14 mile wide asteroid, mining uranium.

But Heron's crew aren't the only ones hungry for uranium.

Bear-like rogue robots, dig for uranium, for fuel, to survive. Detecting the energy from Heron and other miners, one heads for the "Buck Dancer's" reactor, to feed...

Heron manages to attach an explosive charge to it's leg, destroying the robot, but wounds himself in the resulting explosion.

Recovering, Heron sets out to attach controllers to each bear-bot, to help the process of mining the uranium, by Newport World's "natural" diggers!

The Bear-bot was used later in "Pixie Fights A Mecha". This is the original use.…

Gouache on masonite


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Alan Gutierrez
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm a Sci-Fi artist, but I've done fantasy, new age, glamour, contemporary, science, and anime fanart, since 1976.

I retired just recently (2018), and there are over 700 works from all the above genres, and more!

One of my favorite authors, Sci-fi legend Jack Williamson (1908-2006), did a bio of me in 2002, so, I'll let him speak for me here;

"Alan Gutierrez has done the cover paintings for a number of my novels. I'm happy with them, and happy with this chance to write a few words about his life and work. Born in Kansas City, MO, in 1958, he grew up in Southern California. He was still in his teens when his passion for science fiction was inspired by a collection of Analog and Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine covers, by such great pioneers of the genre as Frank Kelly Freas, Rick Sternbach, and Alex Schomberg. Suddenly, he says, "I simply knew what I wanted to do with my life." He has done it, graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and receiving his BFA in illustration in 1982.

Before graduation, He made his first cover sale to a small fanzine, "Rigel" that paid him $100. He says it was printed in ghastly two tone scheme with purple, "but I was very excited." His star climbed higher in 1983, when Tor Books assigned him to do the cover for The Lagrangists by Mack Reynolds. He worked almost nonstop with cover art until the mid-list market collapsed in the 90's. He fell in love with the southwest, and moved to Arizona, married his wife Rhonda, and had two daughters, Rachel, now eleven, and Monica, five. He survived hard times by doing game trading cards and covers for Popular Mechanics. He says a typical cover takes him two or three weeks. First of all, he reads the manuscript to get a feel for it. He says he always is thinking of the "man on the street" who isn't already familiar with the future worlds of science fiction.

Speaking of his fine cover for my own Ultimate Earth which he did in the December 2000 Analog, he says he tried to "make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange." That technique reflects the wonder that set the course of my own life back in the 1920's, when I discovered the classic science fiction of H.G. Wells, A. Merritt, and Edgar Rice Burroughs reprinted in the old Amazing Stories. I'd grown up on a little sand-hill ranch in the semi-desert of Eastern New Mexico. Life had looked limited and futureless. Those stiff gray pulp pages dazzled me with visions of a limitless future I'd never imagined. Tales of travel in space, and time, and possible new worlds better than our own. Sadly, that sense of wonder is hard to recover now. I've known scores of veteran fans who cherish the same fond recollections and fail to find it in so much of recent science fiction. Those dazzling new ideas are no longer new. Now they're the too-familiar stuff of the Saturday morning kiddy shows. The futures they forecast are already here, but they came at a cost.

Atomic science promised us limitless free power and gave us the nuclear bomb. Rocket science promised the stars and gave us the ballistic missile. Whole generations have survived the cold war and "the balance of terror." Yet the sense of wonder does live on. The universe of what we know is still expanding, faster in fact that it ever did. Exploring the frontiers between the world we know and the worlds we imagine is still an exciting game. Alan Gutierrez has the vision to make those futures real and the craft to show them to us all.

--Jack Williamson, April 2002"
After years of posting art here on DA, I've decided to post some of the original printed art, from the hundreds of cover and interior works here.

It is only a sampling of about 40 published works, but includes some new art, not seen before...

They include;

A "controversial" 1982 cover for Rigel Magazine-a case of being TOO accurate to the story...

Graphic (type) art (Moonsword) I designed which was incorporated into the published cover, and one that never made it...

A poem (Magic Fairy Hope) that was written especially for one of my early fanarts, included in the art.

The one printed cover (In Another Country) which only made it to the "flat" stage, never to be published with my art.

The Ultimate Earth by AlanGutierrezArt In Another Country by AlanGutierrezArt Through Alien Eyes by AlanGutierrezArt Ethan Of Athos by AlanGutierrezArt Das Neue Zeitlalter by AlanGutierrezArt Arcade Star Trek Deep Space Nine #5 by AlanGutierrezArt Cardassian Imps by AlanGutierrezArt The General's President by AlanGutierrezArt Humanoids Among Us by AlanGutierrezArt New Way To Fly by AlanGutierrezArt
Alaska Siberia Bridge Two Page Spread by AlanGutierrezArt Krono by AlanGutierrezArt Magic Fairy Hope by AlanGutierrezArt Orb 3D by AlanGutierrezArt Rigel Magazine by AlanGutierrezArt Riverworld by AlanGutierrezArt Never Look A Gift Sword In the Horse's Mouth by AlanGutierrezArt Hegira by AlanGutierrezArt In Another Country by AlanGutierrezArt Gurps Blue Planet by AlanGutierrezArt
Gurps Uplift by AlanGutierrezArt Moonsword by AlanGutierrezArt Hostile Takeover by AlanGutierrezArt Rules Of Warfare by AlanGutierrezArt Ring Rider by AlanGutierrezArt Fantasy Book Magazine by AlanGutierrezArt Gilpin's Space by AlanGutierrezArt Midas World by AlanGutierrezArt Mask Of The Sun by AlanGutierrezArt
Children Of The Anarii 2 by AlanGutierrezArt The Ugly Little Boy by AlanGutierrezArt In the County of the Blind by AlanGutierrezArt Falling Free by AlanGutierrezArt L 5 News by AlanGutierrezArt Year's Best Science Fiction Anthology by AlanGutierrezArt Lords Temporal by AlanGutierrezArt Tonka Legions Of Power by AlanGutierrezArt Great Kings War by AlanGutierrezArt Sedona Journal Of Emergence Mar. 2008 by AlanGutierrezArt


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omfg Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talk about a blast from the past! I used to watch you on Side7!
AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I don't recall ever being there. I never heard of it...
omfg Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, your art was posted there. :O…
AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I finally got to see it! Takes forever to load...

Yes, that gallery is 17 years old! I was probably looking for a new one when Mediaminer ended, then I came here.

Don't know if I'll post anything else there. I don't have access to the admin. Hope they get my note...
Napalm-Entity Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019
I just LOVE your art, truly amazing Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Bunny Emoji-66 (Thank you arigatou) [V3] Much appreciated!
michael432 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
Do have the artwork about space station to space station battle?(Or ship to ship battle)
AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure exactly what you mean...

There are only a very few space works left. A couple of battles I think.
michael432 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
Space station to space station battle:Two space station fighting at each other by using EVA troops and weapons.
AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, no.
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