Airships and Tentacles

"Airships and Tentacles" is a world of Weird-Fiction works wherein Jules Verne meets H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Gustave Dore and Leonardo DaVinci in a visionary dreamscape flavor, executed with a mostly 1800's illustration style. This series is ongoing, but with two commissions remaining should come to a close here in 2013. I did this series as a book idea, the organization and pre-press for that book is still in the works; I expect to self-publish this book by mid-2013.

The Machine

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Painted for Joshua Pfieffer and the Steampunk Band: Vernian Process, used for the album cover of “Behold the Machine”. 48×24 inches acrylic on oak panel. Availability 48×24-inch Giclee on Canvas (edition of 50) 24×12-inch Giclee on Fine Art Rag Paper (edition of 25) 24×12-Inch Metallic Print 14×11-Inch Giclee (Airship Only) About Our Reproductions and Prints

Awake

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Engraving on Ampersand Clayboard 9×12 inches. Availability 12×15-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 20) 8×10-Inch Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Uxia

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Engraving on Ampersand Clayboard 9×12 inches. Availability Original Engraving 11×14-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 20) 8×10-Inch Metallic Print 4×5-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

20,000 Leagues Under

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Engraving on Ampersand Clayboard 5×7 inches. Availability Original Engraving 11×14-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 20) 8×10-Inch Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

See Monkeys

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Engraving on Ampersand Clayboard 5×7 inches. Availability 11×14-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 25) 8×10-Inch Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Drill Baby Drill

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Acrylic on canvas, 24×36 inches. Availability Original Painting (unframed) 36×24-inch Giclee on Canvas (edition of 20) 13×17-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 20) 11×14-Inch Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Chaithulhu

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Acrylic on oak panel, 12×24 inches. A Victorianesque Cthulhu in a sunny garden with a cup of Chai. Availability Original Painting (framed) 12×24-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 25) 10×20-inch Metallic Open Edition Print (limited time only) 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Balloon!

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Acrylic on Canvas Board, 5×7 inches. Total size 8×11 inches. Part of a three painting series, which is a part of an ongoing series of mini-works (“Smile”), made in sets of three. This is from the second series: A triptych depicting figures in a scrapyard of boilers and brass. Availability Original Painting (framed) 9×12-inch Giclee […]

Missed Me!

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Acrylic on Canvas Board, 5×7 inches. Total size 8×11 inches. Part of a three painting series, which is a part of an ongoing series of mini-works (“Smile”), made in sets of three. This is from the second series: A triptych depicting figures in a scrapyard of boilers and brass. Availability Original Painting (framed) 9×12-inch Giclee […]

Happy Hunting

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Acrylic on Canvas Board, 5×7 inches. Total size 8×11 inches. Part of a three painting series, which is a part of an ongoing series of mini-works (“Smile”), made in sets of three. This is from the second series: A triptych depicting figures in a scrapyard of boilers and brass. Availability Original Painting (framed) 9×12-inch Giclee […]

The Resonator!

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Engraved in micro-thin detail on Ampersand Art Clayboard – a scene from H.P. Lovecraft’s “From Beyond”. Availability Original Engraving (framed) 11×14-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 20) 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Mankind Has No Time

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This image was the cover for the September/October issue of Gatehouse Gazette, an excellent dieselpunk, pulp, horror, sci fi, steampunk mag if you aren’t already reading it – it was painted at 11×14 inches on Bristol Board. Availability 11×14-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 20) 8×10-Inch Open-Edition Metallic Print 5×7-Inch […]

I Have a Special Plan for this World

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5×7 inch engraving on Ampersand Art Clayboard, done for a cover feature for Gatehouse Gazette #8, Framed in a solid wood frame hand-crafted by me, total size Framed: 8×11 Availability Original Engraving (Framed) 8.5×11-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 25) 9×12-Inch Open-Edition Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions […]

TikiThulhhu

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9×12 inch engraving on Ampersand Art Clayboard, done at my table at the Pittsburgh Comic-con. One of the very first pieces in this series. Availability TikiThulhu Original Engraving 15×12-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 25) 8×10-Inch Open-Edition Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Preacherman

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Digital work – 16×20 inches of one of my favorite character archetypes: The Gun-slinging preacher. Availability 15×12-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 25) 8×10-Inch Open-Edition Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Sabicu Engraving

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5×7 micro-engraving on Ampersand Art Clayboard These engravings are so highly-detailed, that increasing the size of the printing is a wonderful way to have all the fine line-work and microscopic touches show. Availability 15×12-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 30) 14×11-Inch Open-Edition Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions […]

Attack from Planet… MOON!

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5×7 micro-engraving on Ampersand Art Clayboard Diesel-powered alien robot soldiers attack from the moon. Availability 8.5×11-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 25) 9×12-Inch Open-Edition Metallic Print 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

Undeath From Above

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16×20 painted in digital (the original was a black and white ink drawing for the cover of Gatehouse Gazette #14) Zombie soldiers take to the skies. Availability 16×20-inch Giclee on Acid-Free Fine Art Rag Watercolor Paper (edition of 10) 8×10-Inch Open-Edition Metallic Print 4×6-Inch Metallic Mini About Our Reproductions and Prints

The Mighty Bloop

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Painted in acrylic on 12×24-inch  oak panel. A deep-sea explorer is taken to meet with the Emperor of the Ocean: “The Mighty Bloop”; Availability Original 12×24-inch Painting 12×24-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 10) 12×24-inch Limited Edition Metallic (edition of 25) 4×8 inch Open-Edition Mini-Print Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 About […]

Dead Sea

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Ghostly vampire squid, jellyfish, and other deep-sea denizens swim through the air, fading away into the distant stars. From a commissioned piece, wherein I was asked to do something super-colorful, detailed, and small. The original piece is just under 8×10 inches. Rather than leaning towards abstract, I went the more impressionistic route; In order to […]

Conception

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A mechanical dragonfly makes a nymph from spare parts, with the aid of its creator’s manual. Availability 16×20-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Paper (edition of 20) 16×20-Inch Limited Edition Metallic (edition of 30) 8×10-Inch Open Edition Metallic Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 5×7-inch Open-Edition Metallic Print Available Nov. 14th through Dec. […]

The Kiss

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This illustration is a scene for Dexter Palmer’s novel “The Dream of Perpetual Motion”, originally done for web resolution, but I enlarged it and repainted everything in high resolution. Availability 16×20-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Woven/Rag Paper (edition of 20) 11×14-Inch Open-Edition Metallic 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 […]

The Magic Hut (Baba Yaga)

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A strange hut crashes out of the forest and into a sleeping village. Owls circle, tentacles flail and grab, huge metallic legs crush trees and rip the earth below. Availability 11×14-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Woven/Rag Paper (edition of 20) 11×14-Inch Limited Edition Metallic (edition of 20) 8×10-inch Open-Edition Metallic Print Available Nov. […]

Desert Shadows

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This one leans a lot more toward my old surreal style, with some elements of older paintings hidden within the sands, such as a sand-storm buried nautilus, and strange shells woven into the stone. The somewhat serene piece is offset and accented by a very active lightning field in the distant background – cages on […]

Cheshire Cat

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A clockwork mechanical cat rests in classic pose upon a rocker arm in a clocktower amidst turning gears and moving pistons. Inspired by the Cheshire cat of Alice in Wonderland, this is a very, very finely detailed piece, down to the ornamental plates of metal and intricately decorated gears. Availability 8.5×11-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on […]

O Frabjous Day

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Drawn at 14×11 inches on Bristol Board in pencil. Alice relaxes in a field after defeating a steampunk mechanical Jabberwocky. Availability 14×11-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Rag/Woven Paper (edition of 10) 14×11-inch Limited-Edition Metallic (edition of 20) 8×10-inch Open-Edition Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. […]

MACH Turtle

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Drawn at 14×11 inches on Bristol Board in pencil, digitally colored in watercolor fashion. Alice rides on the back of a MACH Turtle in a race with the Mad Hatter and a Doormouse. Availability 14×11-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Rag/Woven Paper (edition of 30) 14×11-inch Limited-Edition Metallic (edition of 20) 8×10-inch Open-Edition Metallic […]

The Ruins

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Painted at 14×11 inches on Bristol Board in watercolor. An Airship floats cautiously over ancient ruins. Availability 14×11-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Rag/Woven Paper (edition of 20) 14×11-inch Limited-Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 10) 8×10-inch Open-Edition Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 5×7-Inch Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. 14th through […]

The Lost City

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Painted at 14×11 inches on Bristol Board in watercolor. Ships float tethered over a lost city, swallowed by trees and vines. Availability 14×11-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Rag/Woven Paper (edition of 20) 14×11-inch Limited-Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 10) 8×10-inch Open-Edition Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 5×7-Inch Metallic […]

Thulhu (Starry Night)

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A cute little Cthulhu atop a basalt monolith against a sea of golden stars. Engraved at 5×7 inches with stars decorated in gold leaf. Availability 11×14-Inch Limited Edition Gold-decorated Giclee on Fine Art Rag/Woven Paper (edition of 50) 10×8-inch Open Edition Metallic Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 7×5-inch Open-Edition Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. […]

Airships and Tentacles Airship Pirates Sigil

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Painted at 14×11 inches on Bristol Board in watercolor. This is the logo and book cover for my weird-fiction steampulp art series “Airships and Tentacles”, and is also known as my “Airship Pirates Sigil” Availability 16×13-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Rag/Woven Paper (edition of 10) 10×8-inch Open Edition Metallic Available Nov. 14th through […]

Someday I’ll Never Grow Up

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Note: I just recently received this back from the shooting of the NY INK steampunk episode, and it is also featured on HGTV’s “Home Strange Home” October 25th, 2012. This is a painting on kiln-dried oak plywood, with maple sides, attached by solid brass hinges to a cherry and mohogany cabinet. It is put together […]

Red Queen

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Note: I just recently received this back from the shooting of the NY INK steampunk episode, and it is also featured on HGTV’s “Home Strange Home” October 25th, 2012. This painting is 48 x 24 inches in acrylic on birch – it is also surrounded by a frame I hand-made from oak and hand-painted up […]

The Navigator

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A highly detailed engraving of an airship navigating a precarious scene with the aid of clockwork homonculi. Availability 14×11-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Paper (edition of 20) 11×8.5-inch Open Edition Metallic Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 7×5-inch Open-Edition Metallic Mini-Print Available Nov. 14th through Dec. 31st 2012 About Our Reproductions and […]

The Hanging Gardens

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Painted at 18×12 inches on wood panel in acrylic. A dirigible floats in a strange floating dreamscape filled with waterfalls and floating trees, as its pilots picnic on a floating island. Availability 18×12-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 10) 18×12-inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Paper (edition of 20) 12×8-inch Open Edition […]

Slave 1881

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Steampunk Boba (John Strangeway) in front of his airship “The Slave 1881”, with his trusty rifle. This piece was painted for John Strangeway in acrylic on canvas at 30×24 inches. Availability 30×24-Inch Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 10) 20×16-inch Limited Edition Metallic (edition of 20) 10×8-inch Open Edition Metallic Available Nov. 14th through […]

The Clementine

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This was done to Illustrate a scene for Cherie Priest’s Novella “Clementine”, which is a sequel to her novel “Boneshaker”, but there are a lot of hidden things in here which have little to do with the story: a great pacific northwest prairie octopus, skulls and skeletons, and other things to make the calm and […]

The Temple

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When the last of the royal fleet fell fiery into the waiting fog and mist, we were sure we were home free; It was then that we spotted the temple, which was not fashioned, but formed in molten fire of shimmering basalt. There it stood, millennia-old, perched atop hexagonal pillars, calling to be explored. A […]

The Harvest

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Traders harvest chips of brilliant and shimmering  rock from outwardly dull-colored standing stones in a seemingly desolate place. This piece was done as a promotion for Hendrick’s Gin and you can read about it at their Unusual Times Blog if you are over 21. Reproductions 12×9-Inch Limited-Edition Giclee on Fine Art Rag (edition of 10) […]

The Antarctic Experiment

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Painted in acrylic on wood panel as a continuation of the Airships and Tentacles series. “All in all, the experiment was a brilliant success, though it ran for a shorter time than desired. Ultimately, the machine had to be shut down prematurely, else we might not have had enough crew to make it comfortably back […]

The Edge of Dreams

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Painted in acrylic on 18×12″ oak panel, vividly colored and intensely detailed. A stranger, happier, more whimsical dreamscape piece. One of the very last pieces from the Airships and Tentacles series before the book is complete. Purchase Options Original Painting in Acrylic on Wood Panel 18×12-inch Limited-Edition Metallic print 18×12-inch Limited-Edition Giclee on Canvas 14×11-inch […]

The Albatross

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Digital painting, inspired by The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. I really loved painting a ghost ship version of one of my airships. Reproductions 20×16-inch Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 20) 14×11-inch Open-Edition Metallic print Available Nov. 14th – Dec. 31st 2012 7×5-inch Open Edition print on Metallic Paper Available Nov. 14th – […]

Shadow Mist and Stone

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Painted on wood panel in acrylic, this was a commissioned piece for David Ross. The landscape is swimming with sea monsters and other hidden mythical things, and the family by the fire is especially detailed. Reproductions 24×24-inch Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 20) 24×24–inch Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Paper (edition of […]

Black Ships Ate the Sky

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A dark army spills across the landscape, building their ships an sails from the bones and skin harvested along the way. A digital painting, painted at 16×20 inches at 600 dpi and packed with detail. Reproductions 16×20-inch Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (edition of 10) Limited Edition 12×15-inch Giclee on Fine Art Paper (edition of […]

Sabicu

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Another from the collection “Airships and Tentacles”, The airship is set against a calm and cloudy sky, and white stone mountains, in the mid ground blow blossoms from the foreground trees, tentacles subtly hidden within the flowers, trees and fog. Reproductions 24×24-inch Metallic Limited Edition Luster Print (edition of 20) 24×24-inch Limited Edition Giclee on […]

The Rescue

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This piece, part of Myke Amend’s Airships and Tentacles series, was commissioned by Captain Robert Brown of the steampunk Band “Abney Park”. It depicts the band’s flagship airship, “The HMS Ophelia” over icy waters, lending aid to a Nautilus-styled submarine. Reproductions 24×36-inch Metallic Limited Edition Luster Print (edition of 20) SOLD OUT 22×32-inch Limited Edition […]

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