Thank you so much. I wanted to just enjoy myself and try out my own thing in this challenge and so I’ve never expected to be in the running for any prizes. There are so many brilliant images in this challenge, yours included, which perfectly satisfy the brief for the hard science fiction novel which Eon is. So like everyone here I’ll look forward to the judging but I can honestly say I have no expectations at all for myself! Which I must admit is kind of nice - it takes all the nervousness out of it.
Thank you. I genuinely appreciate your comments. Most of the freelance illustration I’ve done is 2D cartoony stuff for children’s books so I guess that’s my style, although I haven’t really pushed it yet in 3D. So that explains a lot about why I went the way I did this time
Thanks so much Steve. I’ve always appreciated seeing your avatar drop by this thread with the accompanying encouraging remarks
Extra thanks to you too. Your encouragement and support along the way has been fantastic and has meant a lot to me
Thank you Marley. I appreciate your kind words. As you know the bit of the story I used was taken from near the end of the book - half way through chapter 64 to be precise - so the concepts and ideas are all Greg Bear’s, but yes that bit about the sneeze was all my own! I’m very relieved that the top artists like yourself didn’t see my approach as being some sort of disrespect and instead just accepted my stuff. I think that says a lot about the maturity and diversity of this forum
Awww, thanks matey. Knowing how much work you’ve had on lately, PLUS the arrival of your brand new first baby (congratulations again to you and Anna-Lisa), I’m not the least bit surprised you ran out of time for your own brand of Shakes magic. But your visits here have been much appreciated, as always