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.

The Blunt Force Saga episode 1 sketches

As a twist on the usual Instagram / blog content I am inserting at regular intervals selected sequential development sketches of my current science fiction project. The blog will be presenting locations, equipment concepts and limited text highlights of this story about what appears to be… but is more than just an ordinary invasion.

Post Intro

This ongoing sci-fi novella… is a tale set in the year 2742, 208 lightyears distant on the fringe of the Orion spur. Humans have developed the Lightpusher drive enabling nearly a light year to be covered in four days. While fast… the distances still take a fearsome toll! A major Navbase and 15 exotic and valuable mining operations, spread across 30 lightyears of the fringe, struggle with unimaginable isolation and now… a fast moving and totally enigmatic swarm of unknown intent!  What follows is an introductory chronological selection of concept and scene development sketches from: The Blunt Force Saga,  episode 1…The coming of the Tull

Sketch 1

The opening scene… Navbase Tarsus 208 light years out in the year 2742

Sketch 2

Tactical holo display of the far flung mining settlements on the fringe. The sphere is 30 light years across!

Sketch 3

The Imag resource facility on Mirach B…the first violent incident will be here!

Sketch 4

The 70,000 ton Lightpusher driven ore carrier Blackstar… standing on its ‘G’ beams at the mining colony on Nissium.

Sketch 5

The Blackstar loaded and exiting Nissium for Tarsus 2.3 lightyears and 10 days away at lightpusher speeds. The trip will not be routine!

Sketch 6

The long reach pulse-wave scan generators on Tarsus that first detected the on-coming menace from across the rift. The distances were so vast that the scan took 61 days to go and return.

Sketch 7

The Navy frigate Yarmouth on a routine slow patrol of the fringe…the calm will soon end!

Miscellaneous Sci-fi and some Blunt Force Saga sketches

Post Intro

This group of (6) sketches are pure inventions with a couple hatched from the Expanse drama, one just an ominous fantasy and the rest early concepts from my novella ’ The Blunt Force Saga’ which you will see much more of, on down the road .

Sketch 1

An arrival and a background departure, from a mining port in the belt.

Sketch 2

A second sketch of a departure based more closely on the ‘Rocinante’.

Sketch 3

A fantasy city, about to be visited by a vague but not incidental menace.

Sketch 4

A concept sketch of The Blunt Force troopers.

Sketch 5

A ‘Blunt Force’ mech, just one of many emerging designs being developed.

Sketch 6

An early mech used as a demo subject in gouache.

A few more Star Wars sketches

As usual, inventions without reference by the pad in Prismacolor and ink.

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This group ( 2 ) of sketches are based upon more recollections from Star Wars and the models I have built, plus one that is pure ironic fantasy.

Sketch 1

Nebulon cruiser..’ Into the Deep’. I built an un-detailed model of this out of foamcore… the overall shape is not difficult to draw,  then just added fake greebly!

Sketch 2

Miscellaneous spacecraft designs.

Sketch 3

Gozanti cruisers… ‘Planet Fall’. One of these glides by in the background early in Episode 1

Sketch 4

Gozanti cruiser… ‘Across the Rift’

Sketch 5

‘A Face in the Ruin’ Love the idea of robots feeling puzzlement!

Star Wars memories & fantasies

The majority of these works are…as usual, inventions without reference.

Post Intro

This group of sketches are based upon recollections from Star Wars and the models I have built.

Sketch 1

Light saber fantasy one.

Sketch 2

Light saber fantasy number two in an appropriate setting.

Sketch 3

The walkers… not accurate but close enough.

Sketch 4

Star Destroyer ruins with the sun shelters of local scavengers.

Sketch 5

Sofa sketches of a transport (like the rusty one on Tatoine) and the old standard ‘Y’ wing. I built models of both and have a pretty good memory! Prismacolor and Ink