Chapter 1: The Stars My Destination - poster
Space Battles! Time Travel! Action! Drama!
In her briefing for potential artists, mad_maudlin said: "I have an ironclad kink for the cheesy cover art of pulp sci-fi from the fifites and sixties". I hope this first artwork goes a little way in that direction. It's a marvellous story and it was huge fun to illustrate.
Digital artwork created in photoshop. Many thanks to mashimero, my art beta.
(See the end of the chapter for more notes.)
I did a second artwork for mad_maudlin's story as well. Click on "next Chapter" to see it.
Chapter 2: Warp Drive from the Arboretum
...out the arboretum's windows, the starfield shifted as the Atlantis broke orbit. "Oh," Rodney said. "Here we go—"
Mars, the drydock, the starfield—everything disappeared into a scintillating whorl of warp drive. They were underway.
I couldn't resist illustrating this scene from the story. The combination of foliage inside a space ship going into warp drive made for interesting contrasts. Thanks to mad_maudlin for writing such a great story - it was fun doing the art.
Digital artwork created in photoshop. Big thanks to mashimero my art beta.