Monday, September 26, 2011

New Heinlein cover, just completed

Just finished this illustration for Full Cast Audio's edition of Robert A. Heinlein's Between Planets. The dragon in the background is self-named Sir Isaac Newton. He's a resident of Venus, and that device on his neck is a "voder" which translates his speech into other languages. That's Don in the foreground, the hero of the story. He's 17 or 18 and was born in space. He's stuck in the middle of an interplanetary battle.
Heinlein's character descriptions were un-characteristically vague in this book, so I had to do a lot of making stuff up. Making stuff up is fun, but I try to be accurate to the story, so I had to decipher a lot of little clues in the story to try to get a handle on how Heinlein envisioned the characters.

See the full illustration on my website click here