Wednesday, December 5, 2012


This painting was done for the cover of the September issue of “Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show” An online bimonthly magazine.  I was asked to illustrate an image for the story “Sojourn for Ephah” by Marina J. Lostetter.
I thought it was a beautiful short story and I tried my best to stay true to the text while at the same time trying to make something visually interesting.

After reading the story I thought that the first meeting between the priest and the alien on a far off earth colony was the most poignant moment of all.  

Here’s a few close ups and line art for the 3 loyal visitors I have left after being away from my blog for so longGoing to try and post more often.

Sometimes while working on a painting I flip the composition to see which way I like it.
Half way through the sketch stage I realized I liked this better reversed.