A Writer's Sketchbook - Landscapes and Spacescapes

Antelope at Sunset


Since one of my favorite thing to do as a writer is to create worlds, it probably isn't that surprising that one of the types of artwork I end up creating is pictures of those worlds. Many of these pictures end up being views from out in space. It's just about the only way to get the whole picture

Pirate Ship Revenge


For space pictures particularly I like using 3D computer graphics. One of the neat things about creating a world as a three dimensional object is that you can then take a picture of it spinning about.

Verdaia World Rotation


It's pretty rare for me to do landscapes that are just landscapes. Usually if I'm going to put a lot of work into showing the sweeping sky and a the distant mountains, and so on, it's because I'm illustrating an actual scene from one of my stories. Not that I don't have a vast appreciation for the beauties of nature. But combining those great sweeping vistas with some actual action has always seemed like a better deal.

Four Arm Spiral Galaxy


Four Arm Spiral Galaxy

Vista - Digital Paint 2016

Hexblurb for Pavane in Pearl and Emerald
Many Suitors
Treasonous Plots...

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