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craftsman, not artist
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Artist // Professional // Film & Animation
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My Bio
Hello - and thanks for stopping by!

I'm a commercial artist by trade, but most of what is going to appear in my gallery here will be my own personal artwork.

In part that's due to "non disclosure" agreements relating to most of my professional work. But mostly it's because I am happy to find a home for images created purely for pleasure - or as learning exercises.

For those who are curious about my professional history, the following link is a fair overview:

To me this gallery presents an opportunity for learning and trying different things. It is really a laboratory, not a portfolio - so you can expect to see some "interesting failures" in the mix :)

If you look through my "Favorites" folder, you may notice it's somewhat eclectic. I tend to respond to an image for any number of reasons - not limited to pure technical skill. I'm always receptive to an interesting idea or design for its own sake :)

I would like to say "thank you" to everyone who has a look at the gallery, and especially to those who leave comments, pick an image as a favorite, or add me to their "watch" list.

I will do my best to respond to any messages - to the best of my ability :)

Current Residence: Pasadena, CA
Favourite Artists: Syd Mead, Ralph McQuarrie, John Berkey, Ron Cobb, Chris Foss
Favourite genre of music: soundtracks (eclectic)
Favourite photographers: Edward Burtynsky, Sebastiao Salgado
Favourite style of art: paperback & sci fi book covers (60s, 70s)
Operating System: Windows XP
Favourite cartoon character: Totoro

Favourite Visual Artist
John Berkey, Syd Mead, Ron Cobb, Chris Foss, Andrew Wyeth
Favourite Movies
2001: a Space Odyssey
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Favourite Writers
Alastair Reynolds, Dan Simmons, Stephen Baxter, Arthur C. Clarke
Favourite Games
Mass Effect & Metal Gear (all of them)
Favourite Gaming Platform
consoles (XBox, PS3)
Tools of the Trade
coffee, Sharpie, Photoshop, etc.
Other Interests
Science, Art, History, Illustration, Books, Movies, Games
I worked on "Prometheus" as a concept artist, and now that the movie is out I can show some of the images. I will eventually post stuff here on DA, but I felt the format of my blog lent itself better to an overview of the process, and to acknowledge some of the others involved. So I decided to begin with that out of consideration to the talented people I feel privileged to have worked with! :) Feel free to have a look: There is an "Art of" book, which I just got - and it's quite nice! But it contains only a fraction of the art generated for the project by myself and the other artists on the team. I worked wi
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Jean Giraud a.k.a. Moebius (May 8, 1938 –  March 10, 2012) We have lost another giant...
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I retired my old faithful avatar, the beloved creature from "Robot Monster" (1953) For the time being, I've updated it to an "author photo" that was taken for an upcoming book :)
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The real burg! you are a legend.

Nice to meet you, Mr. Burg.
Love your work!!!

Truly inspiring...

I'm a fan.
Hello dear artist, just a pencil and a few lines would be more than enough, looking forward to see more of your work. Thank you kindly.
Many thanks for the watch and fave. It's quite honor coming from you. I have books in my home featuring your concept art for crying out loud! :-)
Steve, Please check out a new group page on facebook where you can advertise your art.
I am both honoured and humbled sir :)

Thank you for the watch :bow: