Monday, 7 March 2011

More Robots and a little promotion.

Something I never get to do much is Science Fiction, so when Dave [Morris] gave me the 'Heart of Ice' book I reveled in it so to speak. Last time I posted pictures of some of the roughs I drew to establish character ...for example the Robot, Gilgamesh.This time see the final picture used and another scene from the book, The Lost City.

Robots now ... a few more roughs from draft ideas for 'Abraxas', Dave and Jamie [Thomson's] other Fabled Lands Project. 
All drawn a very long time ago, and only seeing the light of day now.

Now a little bit of promotion of a new title coming out in France soon, why my promotion, well it does contain a few of my illustrations and I like the 'promoter' [grin]. It is called "Loup Solitaire - Livre d'Aventure" and relates to the world of LONE WOLF [Joe Dever's magnum opus].
The preorder price is 25 euros only (instead of 34 euros in the shops when it will be published) and shipping costs are totally FREE for European countries until 31th March ! 
As these are usually heavy books that's a good price I think. 
Name of the book : "Loup Solitaire - LE LIVRE D'AVENTURE"
Available : May 2011
Number of pages : 208.
ISBN : 9782917730041
Final price : 34 euros
Language : French
Size : large book 

I can add here that the Le Grimoire publishing standards are very high and they print their titles on good quality stock.
To preorder we accept Paypal, Blue Card or check (from any French bank) also, fans must take a look at the dedicated & official website home page :
Le Grimoire is on Facebook too :

I hope some of you will take a look, though it helps to be able to read French [grin], but then, I cant even speak it let alone read it [sad Russ], but I do like the pictures [grin]. 

Now a couple of coloured pieces of my work [not coloured by me but nice work] and the Sleeping Goblin has been  the subject of a new private commission which I hope to publish soon. As the work I've been doing [am doing really] for a British Film. Actually if i can get permission maybe even sooner.

Oh and finally a 'curiosity', this last Picture, is my work, and was uncredited as such on Coopdevils excellent blog  [] That's not a complaint, by the way [grin] and I was wondering if anyone could remind me as to when and why I did it?

Take care till next.

PS: Welcome James, you just became a 'follower' just as I was about to post, I do hope you find stuff to like [as I do all those who privilege me with your interest in this blog ... many, many, thanks!]


  1. The Flyman appeared in a “Fiend Factory” article in White Dwarf 23 (February/March 1981).

  2. Yep, it was reprinted in one of the Best of White Dwarf volumes too, but I'm not sure which one.

  3. This stuff is brilliant, as always.

    Any chance we could talk you into talking about your process? Your drawings are always incredible and very detailed, without becoming overly dark.

    Also, if there were a way to buy prints. ;-p

  4. Looking at the above robots, it is too bad you don't get more sci-fi work. I especially like all the unusual shapes and leg configurations!

    Still enjoying the blog; thanks for posting all this.

  5. "I was wondering if anyone could remind me as to when and why I did it?"

    I find myself asking that question of myself quite a lot, usually along with "what was I thinking?" :)

    Dante is correct and I've got the rest of the pics if you want them.

  6. I have a sci-fi project that needs a few original illustrations. Unfortunately it's a labor of love with no funding...maybe we could work out some kind of barter...need any archaeological work done?'re work is always amazing. Flyman is just perfect.

  7. I especially like the scorpion/saurian/insectoid robots - would love to have seen those scurrying around the jungles of the Abraxas MMO... Ah, in an alternate universe it was so!

  8. First thanks {Dante, kelvingreen] for identifying where the 'Flyman' came from, and appearing in 1981 too, time flies [as does my memory :D]. Also, I'd love to 'see' the other pics if you'd like to pass them on Coopdevil.

    Dave mentions the saurian/insectoid robots, which preempts my intention to post some of those next time.

    As always, thanks for the praise, and as for the comment regarding selling prints ... yes, this is something I must get organised, and soon [I'd add 'watch this space', but I know 'me', so that could be famous last words, however, you never know :)! Still if anyone has any ideas ...please share.

  9. Great thread Russ, thanks for posting. Some cracking new pieces there ( I had never seen those robot pieces before)Love perusing your concept pieces, very flowing. I have a large collection of old White Dwarf magazines and your artwork liberally decorates almost every one, you seem to always have been busy my friend.Viewing your fab artwork explains why. ;)