Some concepts I've assembled for a side project.



Tom A. Hawke



Orb Weaver



Dust 514

Now that the game is out of beta and officially launched, I figured I can show the first two dropsuits I designed.  Hopefully I can show more in the coming months.

The Amarr Heavy dropsuit

The Minmatar Logistics dropsuit


SketchUp stretches.

Here's a sort of a manned quadrotor thing that I blocked out in SketchUp.  I wanted to get some color variations before I got too far with it.  I think I'm going to go with top right.

...and here's the model.  I made this one before the gun, so it's not quite as sophisticated but as a base for paint did it's job.


Sketchin' with SketchUp

It's been a while since I've used Google SketchUp.  I learned so much about the program recently from Kemp Remillard and Sam Brown at the Massive Black workshop, and I was super inspired to give it another go, but it would be a few months later after the knowledge sunk in that I'd actually do something with it.  It's so good at helping to block out hard surface stuff, so I figured I'd start off with some guns and vehicles.  

I want to find the right balance of 3d and 2d, so with this one I wanted to see how far I could push the actual model before switching to Photoshop.  

Here's the shot I painted over.

...and some more angles of the model

Next will be a vehicle that spent more time getting painted...


Bachelor pad of tomorrow

Here's a thing I did for some thing.  A run-down studio apartment... of the FUTURE!

Some quick iPad sketches that I started with.


...I'm just saying, it sounds like a medical condition.

Here are some illustrations that I did for the new Eclipse Phase book, Rimward.

Automated asteroid mining operation

A sentient space-crab contemplates the sun from the orbit of Neptune... just take a minute to let that sink in... good.  Now your body is ready.

A ship dock in orbit over Ganymede

I thought I'd show off the thumbnails that I did on the iPad.  Now, I'm not saying I was on the toilet when I made these... but I'm not saying I wasn't..

An alternate take on the asteroid mining where the facility acts almost like a lathe, spinning the rock in it's arms.


Here are some more iPad sketches using Procreate.  I cheated and ran levels and sharpen on them after.

I did this one during the Massive Black workshop using Nathan Campbell's sweet Jot Touch... unfortunately my first gen iPad couldn't take advantage of the pressure sensitivity.

More from my "Space Guys Holding Big Things" series

The designs on the next two are nothing special, but they were fun either way.

It turns out the reflective screen isn't all that bad outdoors either.
Yeah I paint clouds, don't be jealous.