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.

 

Alterkine RPG Aliens

23 November 2014 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games
 

I was commissioned by HermaDolph to illustrate ten alien species artwork for the Alterkine role playing game.

Behind the scenes story: I completed one piece of this series before the 8-year-old Linux laptop I've been using for work finally died. Details will be told in a future entry. I completed the rest with a underpowered netbook which took longer than it usually did.

In any case, here they are in alphabetical order:

Candebreth

Edekin

Grandrite

Kaubeth

Keliswen

Medurr

Neryak

Perakor

Saremwen

Watchi

Check out the Alterkine: Player's Handbook at DriveThruRPG here!

 

Star Frontiers: Balneum Blue

14 October 2014 | Hisham | | Artwork, Misc Sci-Fi, Role Playing Games
 

Last year I illustrated some pictures for Balneum Blue, an article for Star Frontiers RPG. And after more than a year it's finally released in the pages (and the cover) of Star Frontiersman magazine issue 25!

Some sort of Incal panel, I'm told

Here's the cover I did, of some gigantic floating aquatic jellyfish creatures called the hydrozoan.

I wonder if there's a hotel here

The planet known as Balneum Blue has an intelligent native species called the Gnatha that live in biotech coral cities. 

I wonder if the public transportation system here is good

All the image above needs is a map of all the train stops.

 

Day of Dredd

05 October 2014 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics, Misc Sci-Fi, Movie Review, Trawling The Net
 

Earlier this week there was a drive via online social networks for a sequel of 2012's film Dredd starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd. Known as Day of Dredd, there were many posts and tweets about it across the internet. Even Psi Judge Anderson actress Olivia Thirlby herself made a thank you video for fans who helped with this drive.

Dredd was an enjoyable, very tight, very focused story with just the right balance of grittiness and the absurdness of the future social dynamics of Mega City One. Its violence is very explicit, assaulting viewers with the atrocities of the film's villains. It sets the tone for the grimness of the situation of having Dredd and the rookie Anderson trapped in a vast but somehow claustrophobic Peach Tower residential block by Ma-Ma, the local drug lord played by Lena Headey.

Of course the dire circumstances only serves to  accentuate how cathartic the payback is to the criminals when Dredd regains the upper hand. It's no spoiler he would eventually get the upper hand. How he gets there is a roller coaster ride.

Would a Dredd 2 emerge from this effort? Let's hope so.

Here's my contribution to Day of Dredd on Twitter:

I should have also drawn the Lawgiver
 

Random Encounter Runoff

28 August 2014 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics, Trawling The Net
 

Because of the Random Encounter in the last blog post...

Yes, I know she's not technically shooting at him. Cheated perspective a bit.
 

Dunjonworx Card Game

02 August 2014 | Hisham | | Artwork
 

I drew some tiles for the Dunjonworx Card Game by DwD Studios. Also, I also made door as transparent PNG that DwD Studios can randomly place on the walls of these rooms, creating different door configuration for each room. Links to the product can be found at the end of this blog entry.

I'd like to have this room in my house
Without frogs on them
Is the room overlooking a starfield?
 

Tendaar in Disguise

25 July 2014 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games, Star Wars
 

Last week, Tendaar the Mon Calamari (from the Age of Rebellion Beginner Box) played by Ivan snuck into Whisper Base wearing an awesome disguise.

I wasn't able to participate in the session but Ivan commissioned an artwork of the pregenerated character in his new disguise. I thought the helmet sells the disguise very well.

The original Fantasy Flight Games Tendaar artwork by Mike Nash can be seen here.

There goes Whisper Base...