Even though I’m slammed with concept design work on 2 different projects with 2 different companies (plus the occasional 3rd contract in the mix…), along with kids and other family priorities, I do still manage to get a personal piece in there once in awhile. Here is a new(er) one I found some time to finish off.
Higher res. and additional images on my Art Station page here.
While I’d like to spend more time on this stuff, it will have to stay on life support at the moment….
Here is a link to a nice reminder by Adam Savage of Tested/Mythbusters fame, on the problem of recasting. I've posted about this issue before and Adam hits all the points perfectly. Thanks to Adam for picking up another kit! Here is the link!
The 3 kits of the EK Cosmonaut Series are back in stock at Industria Mechanika! Expertly sculpted by Gene Campbell these 1/8th scale kits feature cast resin parts, metal wires and decals. The perfect addition to the more adventurous modeller's display case!
As I mentioned in a previous post, the 1/6th scale Dystopic kits are also back in stock.
Get them at the IMech shop here!
The Dystopic model kit is back in stock at Industria Mechanika! 1/6 scale resin with etched metal parts, metal wires, decals, and high quality casting. The real thing....not that bootlegged garbage!
Sculpted by Gene Campbell.
Get one at the IMech shop here.
I recently became involved in a project that requires/affords me the opportunity to dive back into my Entartete Kunst work to create a few pieces that, for various reasons, I had omitted from the first series. This is the first one that i have finished...and I won't get into any details regarding the project here, but there are a few more new EK images coming down the pipe in the near future.
The 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut 02 is back in stock over at Industria Mechanika. Order now if you want to get one of these shipped out before Christmas!
Get one at: industriamechanika.com/shop/derek-stenning
The inventory of the 1/6th Dystopic kit is also getting low, and my not be re-printed until late 2018, so if you are interested in that kit, now may be the time to pick one up!
Here are a few pics of a personal commission done for a client out in Toronto.:
The piece was created to celebrate the birth of the client's twins, a boy and a girl. The composition is similar to the Taijitu, the Chinese yin and yang symbol, and encompasses the idea of individual forces that are seemingly opposed are also complementary and interconnected.
As with other personal commissions I've done in this series, the final image was printed as an archival quality giclee on fine art paper.
Thanks to Matthew and Terry!
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…but this isn’t cool! It looks like those clowns at “Dream Cast” are at it again...bootlegging my EK model kits! Last fall they had released copies of the three figures in the 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut Series, and now they have managed to produce a knock off of the popular 1/6 scale Dystopic kit. These bootlegged kits are recast from an original kit, often using cheap materials and parts, so they are of an inferior quality. But more importantly, they are produced without consent, and completely cut the creators, Gene, myself and Industria Mechanika, out of the loop. So if you are interested in purchasing a kit, please order directly from Industria Mechanika at: industriamechinka.com
All three 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut kits are back in stock over at Industria Mechanika (I think this is the first time all 3 kits are available at the same time). Expertly sculpted by Gene Campbell, and produced by Industria Mechanika, these are great, high quality garage kits.
As I mentioned in a couple previous posts, bootlegged versions of these kits appeared last fall, but you can be sure that these are the real thing!
So if you need a kit or 2 to complete the series, or if you are looking for a full set, now is the time to pick them up!
Some more prints have been added to the shop! All are high quality limited edition giclees printed on fine art paper. Signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Various sizes, shapes, etc. Check them out in the shop!
I've started an Instagram page to post images more regularly....EK stuff, other side projects, material from abandoned projects, sketches and other musings.
I hope to get some new material up on there as well and maybe some process images. Time will tell.
The EK_02 1/8th scale resin model kit is back in stock at the IMech Shop. Expertly sculpted by Gene Campbell and produced by Industria Mechanika!
Bootlegged versions of this kit surfaced last fall....but this is the real deal!
The 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut 01 and 03 kits are coming back for another run and are now available for pre-order over at Industria Mechanika. The shipping ETA of these kits is May 2017.
Lower quality boot-legged versions of these kits were circulating last fall so if you've been looking for an authentic version, now is the time to pick one up.
I'm happy to announce a new model kit I have in the works with Industria Mechanika, the 1/6th scale Duchess. Sculpted again by the talented Gene Campbell, this figure was conceived as a companion piece to the popular Dystopic kit.
Production on this figure has begun, so hopefully the kit will be ready for pre-order and release sometime later in 2017.
I'll post updates in the future!
My 2 most popular EK Model Kits, Dystopic and EK Cosmonaut 02 are in the process of restocking over at Industria Mechanika. They are available for preorder now and they should be shipping around late January 2017.
I have a small piece in the latest edition of the annual fantastic art compendium, Spectrum. As always the book is full of incredible art from comics, games, book and editorial illustration, and more. Plus this year they honoured one of my favourite artists, Mike Mignola, with the grand master award. Well worth picking up!
Thanks to the all judges for including me in the book! Spectrum 23 cover art by Android Jones.
I have re-opened the shop on my website borninconcrete.com....just in time for the holidays....because nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like a bunch of gnarled old cosmonauts! Some prints, t-shirts, and signed copies of my art book are available in the shop now, and I'll be introducing some new items in the future. Here's the link!
For those interested in the Industria Mechanika kits based on my work they can be purchased at the IMech store here.
Unsigned copies of my art book can be purchased on Amazon, at Design Studio Press and at other fine book dealers.
Here is a link to an interview I did with educational/inspirational art site Pencil Kings. We talk about freelancing, working while traveling, a few other topics....and if you listen carefully you can hear my wife messing around in the kitchen!
Thanks to Mitch Bowler at Pencil Kings.
Here is the second part of the interview I did with Ozone Late Night. In this segment we discuss inspiration, EK model kits, geek out on Jack Kirby and talk about some other stuff.....