Airships of Oberon box art

Airships of Oberon v2b

This is the brand spanking new box art for the relaunch of Reboot Games steampunk flavoured board game- Airships of Oberon.

If steampunk or boardgames are your thing then keep an eye out for the launch of the kickstarter in March 2016!

You can find out more about it via the official site here: http://rebootgames.ca/

The pirate ship “Dryad”

The pirate ship "Dryad"

This photograph of the pirate ship “Dryad” was taken by a travelling photographer in the Northern reaches of the ravine province- confirming reports that pirates have been operating in the area. Dryad- Formerly HMS Swallow- was captured by pirates last Autumn while returning from a routine reconnaissance mission. Our sources in the intelligence service claim there’s rumours that the recent piracy “epidemic” in the Northern provinces are sponsored by foreign nation states.

Military forces have been deployed to the North including anti-airship missile batteries on-route from Edwinton. It is believed to be only a matter of time before Dryad is either sunk or back in Union hands.

Cavetown

A town built in a dark caveAt the confluence of the great subterranean rivers, beneath the green glaciers and sheltered from the blinding snowfields lies the isolated settlement of Cavetown.

Many generations ago the nomadic tribes of the frozen tundra took shelter in this cave and have remained there ever since- their small band growing into the prosperous settlement you see today.

In the middle, towards the top- you can clearly see the temple garden where the high priests congregate. This is one of only three places in the cave where sunlight reaches, and where plants can grow, giving it great significance to the people. Only during festivals or ceremonies are citizens permitted to enter the garden, and fallen leaves from the holy red tree are worth a half-dozen catfish to the average villager.

To the left of the garden is the temple itself- its many lanterns burning fiercely. A typical example of Cavetown architecture- it uses a strong stalagmite as a central pillar on which the roof is supported- the roofs are thatched with long reeds that grow at the rivers edge in summer.

Towards the bottom right you can see one of the eel pools, where catfish and eels are farmed for food. They are also hunted from the lake far below and from the many rivers and lakes that extend deep beneath the mountains. High above some sacred finches fly. The local people believe the glowing birds are spirits of their ancestors, and tend to spoil them rotten. In return, the birds hang around, and their bioluminescent feathers provide a valuable light source to the villagers.

Light is a big deal to the people of Cavetown- so they adorn their houses with torches blazing with catfish oil, to show off their wealth and status. Light is also a necessity for navigating the precarious terraces and pathways that jut from the cave walls, so acolytes from the temple are tasked with keeping the pathway lamps lighted day and night.

HMAS Pterois: A dieselpunk battleship

A dieselpunk airship

From the dieselpunk navy in my head. To help me relax while painting more rigorous dieselpunk for a client. I get tired painting dieselpunk airships you see, so I have to relax by painting more dieselpunk airships.

Face sketches- May 2014

Here’s some more recent face sketches from my sketchbook- and one from my hard drive. I’m a bit obsessed with drawing faces- I doubt it’ll stop anytime soon. Faces May 2014

Wizard on a bike

Wizard on a bike

 “One does not simply cycle into Mordor”- Gandalf the Grey

 “No you bloody well can’t borrow my bike, not after what you did to the car!”- Arthur Weasley

 “Bring brrring” -Jesus

This is a picture of a wizard on a bike. I like bikes. I like wizards. Fell off my bike, broke my wrist- had to do something with the spare time.