Eon (Illustration) Entry: Marley Mcleay


Marley Mcleay is entered in the “Eon Challenge” update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Final Image: Significance of the way?


ok, im in…i had to ‘interloan’ the book from the wellington library. It is pretty good isn’t it…so far, very rudimentary sketches, i’ll post em soon.

well good luck to myself, im sure i’ll need it hahaha.

even though im late, good luck everyone!




just getting myself used to the concept here…an axis…


I remember reading a segment about an energy barrier which was like liquid, it was just as they came up to nader for the first time…hmm, interesting showing my pieces this early X/.


A sketch with a bit more time devoted to it. There are a few possibilities with this one. Will experiment with extending the canvas either way. Nothing solidified in terms of story narration, still playing ^^.




Ok a slight issue with viewing peoples artwork. I get about 3/4 of the main artwork loaded then the entire thread stops loading…refresh is pretty much useless im afraid (using latest firefox and IE)…owell off to try and sort this out ^^.



hey Marley
You definately have some mileage with this last sketch but i am quite keen on the second also. I am liking the strong perspective in all.

Good Luck


I really like your last sketch. It is very fantasy like, specially because of the colors. Maybe you should bring the perspective a little to the center like you did in the others.


I really like the latest sketch too. Nice designs, just don’t forget theres two cubes between the maltese cross and the Buffer section which attaches to Axis Nader.


Thats great, thanks very much everyone, i am liking the last one aswell, i took me 2hrs maybe to whip this up, by no means fast, but by my standards, thats quite fast for me XD.

Yea, i actually have two cubes there, but i placed the maltese cross on the wrong end. so will re-work it when i get once i get into a final version…Many thanks for commenting!!.



nice sketches, I like the colors on the last one … I have the loading problem also, I figured it was because of my rotten dial up connection. Refresh will work, sometimes you just have to refresh about 3 times to get the whole picture to load.


Great sketchwork, Marley, and very individual as well: just from the thumbnail I knew it was you.

I’ll join the chorus of approuval for the last one, love how you show the scale and how ‘alien’ the environment looks even with very familiar shapes (for instance the Malta cross) composing it.
Looking forward to seeing your progress!


well have spent an hour and a bit extending out, have also flipped the imge…I can see potential, this way for sure. cool, gettin more comments.

I am on a 56k modem aswell, so perhaps this is it :(…well i’ll regularly visit my local net cafe then ^^.

cheers everyone.


Just would like to add that this is by no means “final” in design, but i am liking the perspective, so that may stay.

ohh and tizziano, yea i actually went around a few garage sales yesterday and spotted a cross on a mini cup holder, so i grabbed it for 2 bucks and went with it. haha. i really liked its shape!.

Many thanks again everyone!.



Hey Marley! Looking good! I love your use of colour, and perspective. Great work so far!



Side by Side comparisons So that you know who is doing

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Movie Posters theme.

Characters in dramatic poses.

Characters have detailed skin,muscle and skeletal structures.Characters may wear detailed armor.

Very Detailed Vehicle showed prominently together with characters.The Focus is Character.

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Karoly A. Szoke

Rafael Mir

Vladislav Drumev

Tiziano Baracchi

Mateja Petkovic

chiang chong

Alexandra Ciolac

Samuel Burton

Mathieu Didier

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Kari Salmi

Andrey Akulov

Lei Jin

Albert Feliu

Damir G. Martin

Niels-Ullé Walther

Mathias Verhasselt(Forum Leader)

Tan Guang Yu

Simon Bull

Michael See(Based on Sacha Word Of Mouth)

Justin Kellis

Da Feng

Giuliano Brocani

Roderic Rodriguez

Marek Okon

Edward Cicka

Tuan Nguyen

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Linda Smith

William Leafe

Raffy Encarnacion Dermawan

Marco Alejandro Castelan Morales

John Streider

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Tiberius Viris

Sacha angel diener

Niklas Frostgard

Michael van den bosch

sabrina bott

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alwyn talbot

timur kiryashov

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Nathan L Bachelder

Daniel lu visi

Maurizio Manzieri

dale thomas

ego lataire

rune rask

guo jian

hugo araujo

: massive architectures,detailed cityscapes,plasma tubes,huge eon elements viewed in the distance in the style of grand space opera with miniscule,faceless,diminutive men ,women and all terrain machines reacting and responding to the environment.Archictectural elements include buildings,pylons,aqueducts,railways station,arches and airports as well as roads.The Focus is Architecture.Huge Explosions may be present.

Marley Mcleay

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colin brandt

ori arad

danny Silverstonecis

Kazimierz Fit

Lowell Aromin

Mike Moir

Ernest Burden

Lamair Nash

Marty Jones

Raul Heib

Elena Fitts

Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe(Inspirational Art)

Claire O’Brien

Sean J

Tibor Bed(atš

Michael Merrill

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James Nelms

mihai liviu

nabil hamadi

Bjorn Norberg

Tian Yanbing

David Wolstenholme

Ales Marcik

Renee Bailey

Krystian Polak

Jean-Sébastien Guillemette

Tuan Nguyen

Jesse Speak

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Mark Goldsworthy

Roman Bernhard Eppstein

Raffy Encarnacion Dermawan

Tiberius Virius

remko troost

tolgahan gungor

torsten wolber

nathaniel west

ramy badie

bryce smith

martin nielsen

emrah elmasli

mauricio alvarado kladt

prabath wijayantha

maciej frolow

nilesh ambekar

constantinos krystallis

greg kaperski

adrian fekete


marcin j. nikiforuk

james nelms

maurizio manzieri

jarek sznytzer

Derek wilson

Nazirull Safry Paijo

Daniel justin bird

dale thomas

erik linden

rune rask

david freeman

ori arad

markus graf

ali jalali

raffy encarnacion

alex kelly

jennifer Kathleen Phillips

: air ,sea atmosperics featuring natural elements of islands,skies blend into a grand sense of scale.Includes Tree elements.Gaia oriented.Mountain views and Spectacular chamber vistas. Sky atmospherics.Rivers curve and bend and disappear in the distance.Organic and Crystalline Inorganic natural forms.Terrain

and Environment is the Focus and site of adventure.Open Pit Mines abound.Mining Machinery act as props.

Peter Kneeshaw

Michal Matczak

Kerti Alev

sean counley

Mark Cripps

Jeff Zugale

Thomas Ingham

Tan Guang Yu

Ric Brehm

lei huang

adrian baluta

gonzalo golpe

gunilla elam

jonathan colvin

guo jian

oscar jostedt

brian Slayton

yann tisseron

yaroslav kravchenko

dusten s. sonnon

: party scene with the character interacting and gossiping

Social Parties gathered at gate opening or onboard a ship or library viewing.

Radu Bogdan Boeru


Phillip Buchanan

christian paterson

Alex Kelly

Martin Dolejs

: wonderful sense of humor even black humor and caricature

Torsten Wolber

per trystad

mark david

: action packed conflict with eon elements in the backdrop and lots of machines,ships,cities and soldiers.battlefield atmospherics

Andrzej Rudz

thierry schiel

paul hume

Karel Fourie

: entire cities,planetary bodies,asteroids,weather systems,gates,singularities,flawships and space vehicles in awe inspiring perspectives with large scale explosions.Ships have beautiful designs.Space/Aerospace Atmospherics.The Focus is on Flight.Very Detailed Flight Vehicle showed prominently with Pilots dressed for flight.


Ricky Cox

Viktor Nering


John Cahoon

Kirt Stanke

Mona Eriksson

Emil Petrinic

Bjorn Norberg

Will Brown

Michael Burburan

Phillip Buchanan

Dmitri G Michniouk

Mark Alford

sacha angel

neville de souza

prabath wijayantha

greg kaperski

mona eriksson

attilla kurt

vladimir davidenko

paul b castillo

juha kamarainen

mauricio alvarado kladt

joel carlo

shawn andrews

matt benya

Derek Wilson

blaz porenta

oscar jostedt

pavel elagin

yann tisseron

blaz porenta

Fabio Oscar Corica

: detailed explanatory tutorials

sacha angel(divx tutorials)

matt benya(photoshop of atmospheric effects)

Nathan Bachelder(Painting a posthuman)

Raffy Encarnacion Dermawan(Painting an Angelina Jolie lookalike)


sorry, very small scan of my sketch using a ball point, and slightly coloured. i forgot to save a different version all by itself…though i do have a progress of it in my next post…

Basically, i havn’t completely gone off doing axis nader but at the moment i have seen one too many derivatives, all very similarly themed (even though we virtually are depicting the same scenes, given that it is eon.) I thought id try a different tact, see how i go…Looks very messy at this size i know.


Here it is a little developed. Greyscaled and working in the tones…I am enjoying the process…though i do smell a slight compositional issue .-,.-*


Hey madelaine, cheers for the props, its sure fun going, and all the nicer when people drop by ^^

brrrhhhm, cheers very much for the update…its very interesting ^^.



i really liked your color studies. i hope you dont loose any of that in your new sketches. :slight_smile: