A selection of some of the pieces from "Entartete Kunst" (Degenerate Art), a personal project undertaken by Derek dispel certain artistic biases and to get back to his creative roots after years of focusing on professional work. Pieces from this series have been featured in numerous publications and exhibits, and have been collected in the art book Born In Concrete: The EK Series. It continues to evolve and expand.
"Victoria, BC-based Derek Stenning creates otherworldly compositions. Astronauts circling space stations in the future, floating in space, falling into deeper outer space are all the situations in the highly detailed work, as well as some remarkable space suit construction." - Juxtapoz
BORN IN CONCRETE: THE EK SERIES
A 96 page, large format hardcover book that collects work from the personal project Entartete Kunst. All the pieces that make up the first series are featured, along with write-ups and detail images. The design materials for the Endeavor Snowboards and the Industria Mechanika collaborations are included, as well as images from several exhibitions. The book also contains a process section that outlines the creation of one of the pieces from start to finish, and to cap it off, a bunch of EK material that hasn't seen the light of day, or that was created specifically for this collection.
The second collaboration with master model makers Industria Mechanika and 3D modeller Gene Campbell. This project saw three figures from an Entartete Kunst piece entitled "EK_13 Model" realized into highly detailed 1/8 scale resin model kits. As with the first collaboration, Gene expertly modelled the figures from simple turnarounds and the master printing was handled by Des at Ownage. The first figure, Cosmonaut #03 from the series, was released in the fall of 2014, the second in the summer of 2015 and third kit from the series will be be released in early 2016. Master sculpt/print photos by Desmoda.
The first collaboration with high end model kit makers Industria Mechanika and Vancouver based 3D modeller Gene Campbell. A slightly modified version of the piece "Dystopic" from the Entartete Kunst series was modelled by Gene (who did an amazing job!) then 3D printed by master printer Desmoda at Ownage. From this master print the large 1/6th scale resin kits were cast. The kit proved to be fairly popular and is now in its forth edition. 3D render by Gene Campbell. Photos by Desmoda.
This graphic was featured on t-shirts that were sold through the Born In Concrete Shop during the first half of 2015. Most of the run sold, but I do have a few left, so they may be available again once the shop reopens after I return from living over seas. Time will tell…...
EK HIGH 5
The Hexagram pieces from the Entartete Kunst Series were licensed to be used as graphics on Endeavor Snowboards High 5 Snowboard. Most of the pieces were unaltered, the long compositions fitting perfectly on the boards, but the face EK_10 Hexagram: Yellow was repainted as a male figure, as Endeavor thought this would appeal more to their target market. An "EK-Endeavor" logo was created for the series and was used as a t-shirt graphic for Endeavor's apparel line.
"Best graphics of the year." - Snowboard Review.com
A selection of concept art from a game design pitch done with Next Level Games. This project featured two bitter old caretakers, called Hausmeisters (wearing inflatable suits and pickelhaubes!), that worked in the World Clock that governed all time in the universe. On their last day on the job the World Clock is invaded by Gremlins, and they have to repair the clock to restart time so they can finally retire! This design pitch was picked up by a major publisher only to be dropped a few weeks later (an internal group was working on a title with the same mechanics…and they were 2 years in!)….that's the way it goes sometimes!
All images Copyright Next Level Games Inc.
A selection of some of the promotional art done for casual, free-to-play mobile/tablet strategy game Tiny Realms. Developed by Victoria BC based Tiny Mob Games, Tiny Realms is wrapped in a fun, playful, fantasy package. The game itself is pretty fun and introduces some unique features to the genre. Check it out at: tinyrealms.com
All images copyright Tiny Mob Games.
Cover illustrations for the young reader, sci-fi, action-adventure series Randoms, by author David Liss (The Day of Atonement, A Conspiracy Of Paper, Black Panther, The Spider, etc.). The covers are full wrap around illustrations including inner flaps, and feature the protagonist, Zeke Reynolds and portraits of other major characters from the series. Logo elements were also created for the series.
Randoms was published August 2015 by Simon & Schuster and is available on Amazon. The first sequel, Rebels will be published in the summer of 2016.
The book is available at Amazon and at 3D Total.Images copyright 3D Total Publishing.
A couple editorial illustrations done for Wired Magazine. One for an article on the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books, the other for an article on George R.R. Martin's space adventurer Haviland Tuff. Thanks to Gus Wezerek.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SUPER SOLDIER
A small selection of some of the concept art created for Captain America: Super Soldier, the companion game to the Captain America: First Avenger film.
All images copyright Marvel Entertainment/Sega/Next Level Games.
Derek has created concept art for various Nintendo games with great Vancouver based developer Next Level Games. Some of the projects he has worked on include these published titles. Due to contractual agreements this material cannot be released, but those interested in a professional reference regarding this work can contact Derek's art directors at NLG: email@example.com/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All images copyright Nintendo.
VORY V ZAKONE
A series based on the underground world of Russian prison tattoos, and created to be used as graphics for Endeavor's 2013 High 5 snowboard. The title, Vory V Zakone, is Russian for "Thieves in Law", a title bestowed upon respected and high ranking criminals that rule the Russian prison culture. This culture uses a detailed set of tattoos to indicate an inmate's position or rank within the prison hierarchy and the criminal underworld. Each piece is centered around a particular tattoo and its meaning. This is supported by secondary tattoos and tertiary graphic and collage elements.