David Keener at Ewok City

Virtual Vacation: Ewok City

May 30, 2020 dkeener 0

Right, so here’s another virtual vacation since I don’t have the latitude to go on a real one. This time, I’m reporting in from Ewok City. And, hey, I’ve got a vacation beard, too. Can’t get much more realistic than that.

Virtual Vacation: International Space Station

May 11, 2020 dkeener 0

So, there’s this lockdown thing going on, as if that was news to anyone, and it looks like every single vacation plan I had for this year is gone. And probably next year’s vacations, too. Now, I could complain about stuff like this, but, really, it is what it is. […]

Inspiration: Star Trek Night Hawks

April 6, 2020 dkeener 0

Another version of Edward Hopper’s famous Night Hawks painting, but this time with a Star Trek slant. It seems like the least I could do after the last one, which was the Coronavirus version of Hopper’s famous painting. For some reason, I really like this one.

The Great Migration, by Piotrdura

Inspiration: Alien Migration

February 27, 2020 dkeener 0

I think this is a great illustration that captures the majesty and sheer awe of the migration of some large wildlife on a far-off alien planet. The artist is Piotr Dura, a Polish illustrator whose work can be found on DeviantArt and ArtStation.

Roman Battle

Conquering the Gauls

April 27, 2019 dkeener 0

Image courtesy of Pixabay. From Puck Curtis by way of Michael J. Walsh, via Facebook. Two Roman commanders were tasked with conquering the Gauls. One of them, Marcus Maximus, has vigorously trained his fighting men to within an inch of their lives. He thinks he is ready for any eventuality. […]

Tall Ship and Modern Warship

Inspiration: Warships

December 14, 2018 dkeener 0

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher welcomes the French tall ship replica the Hermione off the east coast of the US, in 2015. Photograph: US Navy.

Werewolf, Stalking

Inspiration: Werewolf, Stalking

November 30, 2018 dkeener 0

Love this picture of what seems like a werewolf stalking through the woods, which was forwarded to me by Marty Wilsey (though he’s not the artist). It’s brutally simple, probably just a charcoal drawing. But it’s certainly effective. I’d use it as a book cover in a heartbeat, if I […]

Titanic Dogs

Inspiration: Titanic Dogs

November 16, 2018 dkeener 0

One of the few existing photos of some of the dogs that were taken aboard the ill-fated Titanic by first-class passengers. The only pets that survived were a couple of small ones that passengers brought onto the lifeboats. This was also the subject of a presentation that I’ve done, Titanic: […]