31 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics

Kate was created with inks and watercolours, to test out newly purchased brushes.

The Batwoman!


27 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics

Zatanna, daughter of the famed magician crimefighter Zatarra and a member of the Justice League - assembled with a combined application of pencil, brush ink and water colours.


Click here to view a larger image on DeviantArt.


Cover for Three's Company

25 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Books, Misc Sci-Fi

Ebb n Folks's latest short story soon to be published on Amazon as a Kindle download is Three's Company. The publisher called for a lined artwork with clean colours on it. So here it is. "Three" in the story title is the catlike lady seen below. But why has she been with the protagonist all these decades?

Watch for it on Amazon.com soon.

What's with the picture in the middle?

Revisions of Azamar

23 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games

Here are revisions of several illustrations that was made for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG. 


Click here for a bigger image of this flaming skeletal monster on DeviantArt.


First Aid

Click here for a bigger image of a Shrave administering first aid to an injured Immyr.


Guradiin Ithural

My first Azamar art redone! Click here for a bigger image of the Immyr city.


Clark Flies

21 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics

Smallville has ended its 10 year run making it the longest running series based on a comic book ever.

I'd like to say it was a great run through and through, but it did lose my attention somewhere during the fourth season due to Clark's teenaged lovey-dovey hijinks with Lana. I saw the odd episode here and there over the years, but I never had the urge to return to my regular viewings of it... until the 8th season.

Some Kryptonian

Poster for Horizon

17 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Misc Sci-Fi

Horizon is a short film written and directed by Emma Coats, set in the wilds of a post-apocalyptic near future. I've seen a rough cut of the film. It looks spectacular and is very ambitious project. Also, it has a zeppelin! I was invited to contibute a movie poster to be displayed in a gallery released with the DVD and here's what I came up with.

Watch this space for details of its upcoming release!

80s comic adapation movie poster at its cheesiest?

Click here to see more photos and posters for Horizon.

Click here to see a bigger version of my poster on DeviantArt.


Cover for Crater

14 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Books, Misc Sci-Fi

Ebb & Folks has again given me the assignment to come up with another cover for one of their books. This time it's the novella Crater by David Leyman, now on sale on Amazon.com as an ebook.

That star is Aldebaran, by the way.

It's a star and time spanning tale of humans versus a ruthless alien civilisation at war. Check it out at the link above to buy and download it.


D6 Magazine: Issue Two Artwork

12 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games

I have been illustrating for an article for a new issue of the D6 Magazine. This hilarious entry by Mike Fraley, entitled "Graiv's Magical Curiosities", is a marketing drive by the eponymous business owner trying to sell off some strange and unconventional magical artefacts that seem utterly useless at first glance. Would you purchase...

I can't wait for someone to use this on their armpits

The Great Razor

Using the razor would cause an inhumanly quick hair growth where blade touches the skin.

Be vewy, vewy quiet

The Oversensitive Torch

The flame from this torch cannot be easily doused by water... but human voice will cause it to go out.

Mike thinks this is some sort of marriage counseling program

The Pacifist Dagger

This dagger will slice through everything except living matter.

Just nice for the Blue Man Group

The Blue Ring

...with a bunch of other stuff

The Blue Ring just turns the wearer's skin blue. Also depicted here are the Trackless Shoes, the Ever Empty Tankard, the Nevertied Rope and the Compass of Impeding Doom. Read about these magical gear and more in the upcoming issue of D6 Magazine.

Click here to download the previous issue.

Check out my cover to issue one here.


Forsooth! A Thor Movie Review!

11 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics, Movie Review
Drawn by Hisham

A Thor movie. Can you believe it? Produced by Marvel themselves instead of licensing it out to another studio? Directed by Kenneth Branagh? I wish I could go back in time to tell 13-year-old, comic book fan Hisham how awesome the future will be in the movies. He would go nuts. In a good way.


So how does one adapt the tale of super-powerful Asgardians into a movie continuity that will also include Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man? It appears the answer to that is, "to totally embrace them as interdimensional space beings using supertechnology so advanced it appears as magic to humans". And boy does it totally embrace that fact, and its Silver Age Comics origins - with some Ultimate Marvel elements. Make no mistake, this is not a primer to Norse mythology. This is a story where superheroes are kicking ass and taking names.



Azamar Deities Part Three

09 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Role Playing Games

Herein are two more illustration for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG.



Syndia of the Cliffs, the Goddess of the Moon, the Enlightened One, the Shining Lady... enemy of the Ash Lord and the thwarter of Mo's mischief. She vigilantly protects her charges on Azamar from otherworldly threats.

I got a new brush!


Balmaritch is the deity of truth behind illusion, with an abundance of disguises among others, clockwise from top left - Hanath the crone, Vankoln the warrior, Naalateth the magician, Marvanock the miser and Parkoxina the thief. (The final artwork has a few modifications done to it compared to this version.)

 Click on the links to see Parts One and Two of the Azamar Deities illustrations.


Sages of RPG Game Art

03 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork

Here are some recent commissions from Sages of RPG in New Hampshire. These are some artwork for their upcoming (and yet-unnamed) game. Stay tuned for more details of this "bright colored happy silly game without being corny," according to game developer Wayne Moulton Jr.


A Banner Image

02 May 2011 | Hisham | | Artwork, Comics
Robert Bruce

This is some incredulous Hulk, who is said to be gamma-irradiated.

Which sounds unhealthy.

This was a warm-up sketch using a new brush I recently got with ink. Something's still not right with how I wield the brush. I suppose more practice is needed.

Update (May 13, 2011): I've coloured Bruce: