Friday, September 30, 2011

Darkovan psionic miniature

Here's another of the series of nametag miniatures that I created for convention sales thirty years ago. I would like to think I had made some artistic progress in those thirty years but who knows. This depicts Regis Hastur, a major character from Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Darkover" books, involved in some psionic (magical-psychic-technological) incident. I don't remember what it was but the array in front of him is some sort of control device that is malfunctioning. Regis was very popular with fans in his day because of his being gay in a homophobic world. He also looked good, with the flaming red hair of Darkovan psychic noblemen (and countless other fantasy/sf heroes). I ended up doing a lot of Regis Hastur character portraits. Now he is almost forgotten.

Regis miniature is ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", summer 1981.

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