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Castles By The Sea by AlanGutierrezArt Castles By The Sea :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 61 0 A Formula For Creation by AlanGutierrezArt A Formula For Creation :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 21 0 Sailor Europe by AlanGutierrezArt Sailor Europe :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 34 0 Soul Caliber Seung Mina 3 by AlanGutierrezArt Soul Caliber Seung Mina 3 :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 73 0 Deadman's Switch by AlanGutierrezArt Deadman's Switch :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 40 0 The Barmaid by AlanGutierrezArt The Barmaid :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 129 0 Cathedral 2 by AlanGutierrezArt Cathedral 2 :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 38 0 Lara Croft On Skull Island by AlanGutierrezArt Lara Croft On Skull Island :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 180 0 My Earliest Recorded Drawing (warship) by AlanGutierrezArt My Earliest Recorded Drawing (warship) :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 89 0 Micro Jump by AlanGutierrezArt Micro Jump :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 82 0 Greta Garbo Portrait 2 by AlanGutierrezArt Greta Garbo Portrait 2 :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 19 0 Pirotess Reflections by AlanGutierrezArt Pirotess Reflections :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 86 0 Ben Bella Books Fantasy Cover Sketch by AlanGutierrezArt Ben Bella Books Fantasy Cover Sketch :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 76 0 Motoko Kusanagi by AlanGutierrezArt Motoko Kusanagi :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 56 0 Joan Crawford by AlanGutierrezArt Joan Crawford :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 77 0 Port Town Castle by AlanGutierrezArt Port Town Castle :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 85 0

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Castles By The Sea
From the Sovereign Stone RPG commissioned and published by Margaret Weis, 1999.

All I remember of this art, is it includes various castles from east and west...

Gouache on Masonite.
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A Formula For Creation
From the book by Judith K. Moore commissioned and published by Light Technology Publishing, 2006.

This New Age art is probably the last published American book cover (first rights) left in my archives, and one of the few, if not the only one, with a baby in it...
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Sailor Europe
Commissioned fanart from the anime/manga Sailor Moon

Done around 2008, this last of the Sailor Senshi from me (for a while at least) is one of only 2 male characters I did...

Prismacolor marker on paper
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Soul Caliber Seung Mina 3
Fanart from the game Soul Caliber.

The third reworking of this Asian warrior from the game (the others are in the Video Game Fanart gallery)

The pose was originally from the cropped last post (The Barmaid) but revised recently.


 
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Deadman's Switch
From the card game "Star Of The Guardians" commissioned and published by Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis, 1995.

One of the last remaining images from the 80+ illustrated game I did in the mid 90's

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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FantasyFun98 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Awesome art! :D You've got some really interesting pieces! :D 
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AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, :+fav: art, and :+devwatch: !
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FantasyFun98 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018
No problem! :) Hope to see more of your awesome art soon! :D 
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bohoki Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
great work i love youur sci fi spacy stuff reminds me of old art books of the 80s
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AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

It is mostly 80's (and some 70's) art based...
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bohoki Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
i got 2 books star liner and star quest that has comparable artworks
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yami0204 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've loved your artwork for many years! The colors are so vibrant and make the paintings so lively. It's a style from an imaginative period in science fiction history. People can imitate it these days, but the style truly can't be replicated. I hope you'll continue producing artwork even in retirement, even if it's at a slower pace. I'll always admire your work!
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AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the heartfelt words! :hug:

I no longer have a tablet (by choice), so all that remains is any old works I can find...

 
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Czepeku Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Really nice style of art, really reminds me of earlier concept artist works which were very masterful. Your depiction of material and lighting is very well done in some of your surreal/sci-fi scenes. Keep up the good work!
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AlanGutierrezArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind comments!

I'd like to keep up the work, but circumstances dictate I have to slow it down. Pretty hard after 42 years!
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