I’ve always loved pictures of space; even as a child I would be awed by the covers of the science books in the bookstore. I’m fairly certain I bought Carl Sagan’s Cosmos purely due to the cover (it then proceeded to change my young life). Spacescapes adorned my computer wallpaper through college and graduate school. But it was only about two years ago that I began to create my own digital spacescapes.
Visual inspiration is a big part of my writing process. I’ve turned to a number of artists for ideas on what an alien world or a supernova or a stellar nursery might look like. But I have my own ideas, too, and occasionally I try to bring them to life. This gallery contains pieces related to Aurora Rhapsody—some were created specifically for it, while others were done for other projects but triggered ideas which will appear in the trilogy.
Everything here is my own creation (unless otherwise indicated), but only thanks to the terrific stock and brush makers linked in the descriptions.
To navigate the Gallery: click the arrows on either side of the image. Hover over the image to see the title, description and stock credits.
Official art of AURORA RHAPSODY, a series that includes the AURORA RISING, AURORA RENEGADES and AURORA RESONANT trilogies. To navigate the Gallery: click the arrows on either side of the image. Hover over the image to see the title, description and stock credits.