Rey

08 March 2016 | Hisham | | Artwork, Star Wars
 

Here is Rey from Star Wars the Force Awakens, reading some sort of manual. I have it on good authority that she is the biological daughter of the Millennium Falcon and the space slug called Grendel.

Fragments From The Rim

 

Dinosaur Zombies and Robot Werewolves

25 February 2016 | Hisham | | Artwork, Books
 

Back in 2014 I made a cover for self-pubishing novelist Patrick F Murphy for his novel for young adult readers, entitled Attack of the Dinosaur Zombies. Earlier this year, I was commissioned to create an illustration for the sequel to that novel Howl of the Robot Werewolves.

You can not love books with those titles! Check them out at their links above.

Here are the covers I made for both novels.

Attack of the Dinosaur Zombies

Are they actually zombies? Or dinosaurs? I guess you'll just have to read and find out.

Howl of the Robot Werewolves

I kinda like how the reflection of the robot in the CRT screen turned out.

 

Three Structures

24 February 2016 | Hisham | | Artwork, Hishgraphics.com, Recent News
 

It appears that I have upgraded the blog from Pivot 1.4 to PivotX 2.3.11 after many months - no, years - of fretting if the CMS which has been vaporware for quite some time would die on us without warning. It was either get left behind by technology, or to upgrade. Upgrading runs the risk of causing irreparable damage. Especially to the ones and zeros that made up this weblog's flat file database.

Last weekend, I made the plunge.

It took me seven hours plus change just to import the old database to the new and there are still issues to be resolved. For example, the URL of each entry used to be ^blog/pivot/index.php?id=(number). Now their URLs end with ^blog?e=(number).

I need to read up on htaccess code to allow all the multitude of links I have dropped all over the internet over the years to be redirected to their new URLs.

Later.

Now, I think the blog looks great although I see requirements for more tweaks - especially in the template code - in the immediate future.

Finally, here is a picture I drew a month or two ago just to enliven this blog post.

Is that lava or red spotlight?

Three structures in the distance.

 

Troubleshooters Unit Patch

08 December 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games, Star Wars
 

Find it! Shoot it! Make it!

Recently I completed a commission for a unit patch for a Rebel Alliance group known as the Troubleshooters for Seamus Conneely's Star Wars RPG campaign.

Unit patches are fun. I need to do more unit patches or nose art, like these:

Lava Jaeger YT-1300 nose art for Edged by the Empire campaign.

Modesty Blaze YT-1300 nose art for Modesty Blazing campaign.

 

My 10 Best Drawlloweens

14 November 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork
 

I discovered an activity called Drawlloween that someone made up to draw things daily in October in conjunction with Halloween. There is a list of topics, which you can see at my Google Photo album. Naturally, instead of spooky stuff I turned it into an absolute nerdfest.

Star Wars

Eyeball is of course the pilot slang for an Imperial TIE fighter, just like squints are TIE interceptors, dupes TIE bombers and bright TIE Advanced.

The Munsters

It's actually Herman Munster reading Promethean The Created rule book. Elsewhere in the album (But not in this blog post) are Michael Morbius reading Vampire The Masquerade and Jacob Russell readying Werewolf The Forsaken.

Battle Android Trooper

It's not a nerdfest without at least one obscure G.I. Joe reference...

Mobile Armored Strike Kommand

... nor without Matt Trakker and Miles Mayhem.

Spaceballs!

Barfolomew: "It's not that we're afraid, far from it, it's just that we've got this thing about death... It's not us."

Futurama

How many XPs do I get with a drawing that references Futurama which itself is referencing Star Wars and Harry Potter.

Dark Water

These aren't really skeleton. The dark water is making anything inorganic invisible.

The Empty Child

Could this child be any emptier?

Rapid Assault Tracker

StarCom was a pretty good toy and animated series. They should bring it back and reboot it for a new generation.

Marvel's Black Cat

Felicia. Nuff said.

Next time I should do tryptiches so I can fit everything into 10 images. Click here to view the entire Drawlloween 2015 galery on Google Photos.

 

Captain Ithano

11 November 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Star Wars
 

My second Star Wars The Force Awakens fan art is Captain Ithano a.k.a. the Crimson Corsair. He holds in his arm a guidebook for becoming a pirate or a privateer. (A letter of marque is required for the latter choice.)

This person should be found in Maz Kanata's castle.

Here's a close up of the book he's carrying which I painted from scratch using a photo of the actual book cover.

Written by Tim S. O'Brien
 

Constable Zuvio

08 November 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Star Wars
 

Constable Zuvio from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, my first ever fan art for the movie which is due in forty days.

I have no idea who this is really

I am slacking.

Not really, it's a long story.

First, it was sketched and painted with Krita, then finished up with GIMP. Zuvio looks like a Kyuzo does he not?

 

The Quality of Flame

02 October 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork
 
I don't think that air is breathable though. She should get a rebreather.

Another practice sketch from several weeks ago, where I tried to paint the dynamics of cloths against the wind.

The fire is actually an afterthought for added drama.

 

The Quality of Rain

01 October 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork
 
Why isn't she getting wet? I don't know. Maybe because I can't draw worth a damn.

A practice sketch from a couple of weeks ago, where I tried to refine some figure work and painting of skin.

 

Letterboxed

10 September 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork
 
executing program - basilisk hack 909876
 

Star Trek Hybrids

07 September 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Humour, Misc Sci-Fi
 

So, I drew some cross-species hybridization as Star Trek aliens are wont to do. For example, Spock is a Human-Vulcan hybrid and K’Ehleyr is a Human-Klingon hybrid.

A Tholian-Vulcan hybrid! I only remembered the pointy eyebrows after I finished drawing.

A Horta-Cardassian hybrid. No space beneath the silicon-based body for a Gul Macet-style mutton chops. And think of the amount of hairspray needed to keep that 'do in shape.

A Tribble-Andorian hybrid. How is this even- I- Never mind. Everyone go home. Nothing to see here.

 

Brett's Star Wars RPG Group

03 August 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games, Star Wars
 

Recently, Brett Pisinski of Wicked North Games commissioned a group artwork of the adventuring party for his Star Wars Rebels D6 RPG campaign. Here is the final illustration:

Includes an R5 astromech and a Loth-cat

(L-R): Kurshk Sho'kre human cyborg from Alderaan, Liakan the Wookiee mercenary, Voss Dorn the Kel Dor former-Jedi and Suna Foss the Togruta cargo hauler captain.

 

Almost Time for Aidilfitri

14 July 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Recent News
 
First we break the shell, then we crack the nut inside

Hari Raya Aidilfitri looms at the end of the week. Ramadhan is almost over.

Last weekend, I was tasked with making a Aidilfitri card at work. As seen in the image above, I am in the card climbing a coconut tree. In fact, everyone in the department is in the card.

Click here to view what everyone else is doing and magnify it for full visibiliy on Google Drive.

 

Ruthermore's First Cover: Redux

30 June 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Books, Misc Sci-Fi
 

The cover of Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet was the first in the series that I drew for Ebb and Folks back in 2011.

There was a request for an enhancement of the cover. Originally painted in water colours, I employed GIMP to give it a digital upgrade by smoothing out roughness and applying digital paints where required.

That's a big book

For a look at the original painting, click here.

 

Ruthermore's Fourth Cover

05 June 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Books, Misc Sci-Fi
 

After creating the cover of David Leyman's debut entry of his science fiction story Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet, followed by the covers of two subsequent entriesRuthermore Heidigens and the Voices and Ruthermore Heidigens and the Nights at the Round Table, now comes the cover I made for the upcoming fourth installment of the series in Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fires of Avalon! Check out the dragon. He seems nice.

Keep an eye out for its ebook release on Amazon at David Leyman's website here!

There be a bragon! Perhaps there be also a bungeon!

Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fires of Avalon

 

Bigfoot Battlemech

02 June 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork
 

A recent personal commission for a BGF-002 Battlemech with missile launchers, gauss gun and laser cannons.

Some sort of BGF-002 Battlemech

Bigfoot

 

Patreon: Lovecraftian Investigators

27 April 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Patreon Paperminis
 
Prepare for some SAN loss

Latest Patreon papermini release from Hishgraphics Papermini Patreon! Lovecraftian / pulp investigators from the 1920s! All prepared to lose their marbles upon investigating and being exposed to unspeakable horrors!

With: the dilettante, the detective, the doctor, the police officer, the reporter and the nurse! As usual, the Pioneer-class release is free for download while the higher quality releases are for Mariner- and the Voyager-class patrons only! Fhtagn!

Click here to download the pioneer-class pdf from Patreon!

Dude has a human brain in a case on him

Also, as a free bonus download, some Lovecraftian papermini monsters for your player characters to tangle with - or to be player characters, I don't judge.

Click here to download some Ghouls and Mi-go the Fungi from Yuggoth on Patreon.

 

Finn the Human Stormtrooper

23 April 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork, Star Wars
 

The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser dropped last week at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015. The internet exploded.

Meanwhile, I drew John Boyega as Finn, from the trailer.

And Kylo Ren as Kybo Ren as the Ice King

Updated with BB-8 as B-MO!

 

A Skywhale

25 March 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork
 

It's been a while since I drew anything.

So here's a skywhale.

A skywhale, here it is.
 

A Red Sky At Morning

31 January 2015 | Hisham | | Artwork
 

I sometimes draw stuff too.