Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Minbari in Black

Now here's some old time stuff!  This goes back to the mid/late 90's.  At this point, I was doing a lot of "media" art, as it's called.

I was doing a lot of sci-fi convention art shows at the time.  My specialty in art school was painting portraits, so it seemed natural to try and do images of favorite characters!

Here's a watercolor that I painted of Mira Furlan for a convention.  I was lucky enough to have her sign the original!

Another watercolor.  I don't even remember the name of this Trek movie any more. :-)

 Tribble time!  Pesky varmints! 

And one of my favorites.  Minbari in Black.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  You can also see the airbrush work that I did.  

Yes, back in the late 90's, I had a ton of airbrush equipment.  Very fancy brushes, a nice foot pedal compressor, water traps, you name it.

Sadly, they went unused for so long, that all the hoses disintegrated!  The brushes themselves, which were tempermental enough when they were used every day, were beyond rescue.

Even the compressor was acting funny, so I put what remained in a box and gave up on it.

Looks like it's just me and the "hairy sticks" from now on!


  1. Very, very nice. I do like the 'First Contact' painting but the 'Tribbles' painting is excellent. Sorry not much of a fan of Babylon 5. But nice paintings all the same.

    1. Many thanks :-) I always loved B5... plus, it was far easier to meet the actors! Very fun..

  2. Wonderful to see all these non mini art displays! Really shows your level of talent!

    1. Thanks! I had been worried about showing 2D stuff... but it really is at the core of what I do :-)

  3. Such a pity that GM don't make panel vans any more, because these would look brilliant on the side of a Sandman!
    (Yes, I'm Australian, and yes, I'm middle-aged...)