A classic Stardestryer shot
A retake of a famous scene from empire Strikes Back
Chaco Canyon ruins
Martinez Canyon Mine
Chaco Canyon #2
Chaco Canyon # 1
Owens Valley Cottonwoods against the high Sierras
An exposed slope along Japatul Valley Road
The Vermillion Cliffs at last light
A memorable scene from Dances With Wolves
A study of a bedouin tent assignment for one of my gouache classes

Various Gouache sketches for my Atelier class

A first ever attempt at a gouache copy of Frazetta…real fun!
Alabama hills color match excercise from an unknown photographer.
Color match excercise 2… scary brush fire photo.
Color match hazy morning in near monochrome.
Another nearly mono-color excercise.
Yet another color match.
an excercise in which color had first to be matched and then the one shot only opportunity to overlay the effect of hot smoke in very cold air… always a tense event!
Gouache demo 2 hours 6″x8″
Arches… a very cliche subject that is none the less challenging.

This is the opposite view of the attack view last posted… we are now in the in the hanger with the ‘Geeby’ that had just returned standing on its g-beams and the startled crew scrambling for cover as th tull ships scream past..

Introduction of the Arch Villain of The Blunt Force Saga and his simbiot ‘Fumo’

Development sketches of ‘Fumo’

A study sketch of Lars’ hidden ‘Alien Warship’ factory on the remote planet QM2

Study sketches of Lars’ launch facility on QM2…two at a time as to arouse no attention.

Study sketch of the Solnav frigate Yarmouth, a part of the forces Lars will attempt to destroy with his ‘alien warship’ ruse.

Study for a future ‘alien warship’ casualty, with the frigate Yarmouth whistling triumphantly in the background.

typical graphic novel page showing boldly the vile side of the villain Pietro Lars.

Another page with a mining outpost search vehicle locating a missing mineral scout ship.

Blunt Force Saga project / conceptual updates

A new set of  concepts from my planned graphic novel ’ The Blunt Force Saga’.


Sketch 1

The frozen planet of Aptol 7… sixty days at lightpusher speeds from the navbase, and its mining facility.


Sketch 2

The Imag regnum mining outpost on Etamin 5… closest operation to the navbase.


Sketch 3

Design study for the alien craft.

Sketch 4

Rough sketch of the first attack on Etamin 5.


Sketch 5

Preliminary sketch of the first attack on Aptol 7.


Sketch 6

The major mining facility in the dim light of Mizia.

Sketch 7The Ore carrier Blackstar…first test of a home-grown defensive weapon on an asteroid debris field near Etamin 5.

Continued update posting of design work on The Blunt Force Saga

A new set of  concepts from my planned graphic novel ’ The Blunt Force Saga’.

Sketch 1

Survey crew examines the discovered debris field of an overdue robotic survey craft. They fear two high speed objects seen earlier are to blame.

Sketch 2

The survey crew in their ‘Geeby’ hot footing it back home after their frightening look at the scattered debris.  Sketch 3

Another alien ship design.

Sketch 4

A light transport craft hovering on the typical g-beams at the cold and distant mining outpost on Aptol. 14 light years and 60 days at Lightpusher speeds from Tarsus Base.

Sketch 5

Another tactical holo display design being studied.

Sketch 6

New design for the Frigate Yarmouth.

Sketch 7

The previously unarmed ore hauler Blackstar along side with the first victim of its engineers homegrown defence weapon. Demo on last Watts Atelier live stream.