Don't go near the ice

Matthew McLaughlin - talented scribe and all-round bloomin' great guy - asked me to produce a scene from his wonderfully chilling short story 'The Stars Were Bright Over Siberia', which can be read here: http://www.alienskinmag.com/flash18.htm

And this is what I came up with. Really enjoyed this, got well into a bit of digital painting this afternoon. Most pleased with the night sky, but not sure if the original darkened pencil lines fight against the overall image a little. Still, mostly pleased with this.


  1. Very nice, great composition and the colours work really well.

  2. Beautiful work Matt. Yep, nice starlit sky. And the texture of the ice is quite special too.