Cover for Escape from Prometheus – a scifi online graphic novel with this greyscale preview presented in webcomic format. This story is also available in full color print and digital editions by selecting “Read in Color” from the menu bar above.
This was for another contest at Pixelbrush titled “Pin-ups of the 50s”. I thought I’d mix a counter culture figure of the 50s with someone a bit sexy. Here the subject is reading her poetry to the sound of the bass and bongos in the background. You cats dig it?
This is a sketch of one of my early RPG characters back when I was playing Guild Wars. Prea was the twin sister of my main character, Chyminy (more on her later). She was somewhat of a ying to her yang. While Chyminy was drawn towards life and nature (ranger class, naturally), Prea gravitated towards the darker influences of necromancy. Not evil, by any means. She concerned herself with the welfare of spirits who could not find their way to The Mists. This inclination stems from her talent to see the dead while others did not, making her a subject of suspicion and fear whilst growing up.
While you are waiting for Escape from Prometheus: The Emotional Lives of Engineers, I thought I would upload some of my portfolio. Before starting on the comic, I was working hard trying to build some skills in digital painting. I did a lot of character studies and some faux book cover. I even won a few contests along the way. This image was for one of Pixelbrush’s weekly challenge. (Pixelbrush was a wonderful, though now defunct, forum for amateur and digital artists hosted by the wonderful artists Henning Ludvigsen and Natascha Röösli The theme of this challenge was called “Robo Ho”. I think this is where I really started to think sci-fi. Previously, I’d been mostly fixed on fantasy.
This is by an artist who no longer has use of his limbs due to being afflicted with ALS (Lou Gehrigs’s disease). How is he doing it? He uses a computer and his eyeballs!
I’m really glad Francis has this outlet. I have two of his “how to draw” books and he’s really a fantastic talent.
I was just informed today that Escape from Prometheus is now available to Barnes and Noble Nook owners! Just as in the Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad, Facebook and Web versions. the price is only $2. If you have been itching to get to the end of this story or you want to read it in color, please click on the Read it in Color link above.
Of course, the books is also available in print at Indyplanet for the most reasonable price of $6.50. That is a great price for a 52 page full color graphic novel with only 2 ads in it. And the print and page quality from these folks will not disappoint.