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.
Various collaborations with high end model kit makers Industria Mechanika and Vancouver based 3D modeller Gene Campbell. These kits feature figures from the Entartete Kunst series that have been sculpted by Gene then 3D printed by master printer Desmoda at Ownage. From these master prints the large 1/6th scale and 1/8th scale resin kits are cast. These kits have been fairly popular, running through numerous editions and being featured in articles, model magazines and on Adam Savage's Tested. 3D renders 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 character designs and illustrations done for Anki Overdrive, a unique racing experience that is part toy, part game. The characters here are some of the drivers, or commanders, that are featured in the story of Anki Overdrive.
Thanks to Eddie Visser. All images copyright Anki.
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.
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.
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 Barret Chapman, Derek's art director at NLG: email@example.com
All images copyright Nintendo.
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.
TINY MOB GAMES
A large promotional image created for Victoria BC based Tiny Mob Games, featuring a cast of their tiny characters from current and planned titles. This piece has been printed as a large scale banner on vinyl for display at conventions and is also used as the front page banner on the Tiny Mob website.
The book is available at Amazon and at 3D Total.Images copyright 3D Total Publishing.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
A graphic created for the Imperial College of London that celebrates the connections that the school has with English writer H.G. Wells. The graphic was used for a t-shirt design offered to alumni and staff through Imperial Magazine. Thanks to Beth Elzer and the Imperial College of London.