January 20, 2015


The second figure in the 1/8th scale, three piece EK Cosmonaut Series is complete and off for printing, casting, etc. Masterfully modeled again by Gene Campbell, this kit will have the same level of detail and quality as the last two kits. The packaging artwork is also complete so hopefully it will be be ready for pre-order and release fairly soon. I'll post again once the dates have been firmed up by Industria Mechanika.
Until then enjoy this sneak peek and go check out the other great kits at Industria Mechanika.

January 17, 2015


A great build of the Dystopic Model Kit is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Amazing Figure Modeler (issue #58). An article detailing the build is also featured within the issue. If you are interested in such things, you can look for it to come to your magazine stand soon, or order directly from Amazing Figure Modeler.

Plus, speaking of great builds, here are a few pics of of the first figure from the next line of kits based on work from my Enartete Kunst series, the 3 figure, 1/8th scale EK Cosmonaut Series, built up by French illustrator extraordinaire Manchu:

The Dystopic kit is currently sold out but hopefully it will retire for a forth edition in the future. In the meantime check out the other great kits over at Industria Mechanika.

Thanks to Terry Webb and Michael Fichtenmayer.

November 7, 2014


The kits of the first figure in the EK Cosmonaut Series are being shipped out this week by Industria Mechanika. Thanks to everyone that bought one. They still have some in stock, so if you are interested in picking one up, head over to the IMech shop here.

I've previously posted pics of the master sculpt, but here is a first look at the bases. Each figure has it's own unique, etched, clear acrylic base. A 4th, "title base" that the other 3 bases can be set around for display purposes will be available to those that purchase all 3 figures.

The next figure in the series will be available in Feb. 2015 I believe, with the third following sometime in the spring.

If you think you are interested in getting all 3 kits, you better pick this one up now!

Thanks again to Gene and Industria Mechanika.

October 25, 2014


A few years back I created a line of flight mask graphics for leading ski/snowboard facemask producer Airhole. This line of masks, titled the "Aviator Series", was only released in the 2010/2011 season and quickly sold out. Over the last few years I have received numerous emails from people looking for these facemasks. Well I'm happy to say that a new edition of one of the masks from the Aviator Series has been reproduced for Airhole's 2015 collection. So if you missed them before, here is a chance to get your hands on one!

The graphic is an updated version of one the pieces the from the original Aviator Series, the American MBU-20 flight mask. The original versions (2 American and 1 Russian flight mask) were faithful recreations of the actual flight masks, using the the subdued colours of the rubber, plastic and metal construction found on the actual masks. But on this new version, to change things up and to give the graphic a little more "pop", the inner shell of the mask was painted a bold gold/yellow colour.

If you are interested, get one before they are gone again….I don't think that there will be a third run! Go to the Airhole site to find the dealer nearest to you. 

Thanks to Max and the guys at Airhole.

October 23, 2014


I have a 5 page spread in the latest issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine (#127). The article is a "Portfolio Interview" and features a mix of personal work from my Entartete Kunst Series and a handful of freelance illustration pieces. The accompanying interview covers topics from how I got into concept art to the publication of my art book, Born In Concrete: The EK Series. 

Unfortunately, even though my job as a concept artist is central to the interview/feature (titled "Masterful Concepts"), the article is almost completely devoid of my concept work. It is next to impossible to obtain image publishing permissions from big companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sega, etc., so only one character design concept illustration is included in the whole piece. That being said, the feature turned out well (Even though for some reason they classify me as an animator, and say that I work in the film industry?), and hopefully gives insight into my work, inspirations, etc.

This issue also features great work by Paul Scott Canavan, Jedd Chevrier and a host of others.

Big thanks to Anna-lisa Saywell and April Madden at Advanced Photoshop for the interest and the opportunity.

October 19, 2014


Tiny Realms, a playful combat strategy game I did some illustration work for, has been officially released globally for IOS platforms, and is available on the Apple App Store.

As I mentioned in previous posts, Tiny Realms is a casual combat strategy game developed by local Victoria, B.C. developer Tiny Mob Games. I'm not much of a gamer, but I find this game to be pretty fun, and it has a couple unique features that set it apart from other casual combat strategy games out there. First, it has individual unit control, which allows the user to have a more involved role in combat, as opposed to the standard "place and pray" model of most other similar games. The game also features a mode called "Battlegrounds" which allows users to participate in large faction wide battles for control of larger sections of the world map.

In case you aren't an Apple user, I believe Android and Facebook versions of the game are coming in the near future. 

Thanks to Jamie and Paul over at Tiny Mobs Games, and check out the latest work from Tiny Mob's Mike Deas!

October 5, 2014


The first model in the three figure "EK Cosmonaut Series" is now available for preorder from Industria Mechanika. Visit the Industria Mechanika shop here,  for more info. or if you want to order one up!

Modeled by the talented Gene Campbell, this figure is of the same quality and features the same attention to detail as the Dystopic kit, but is slightly smaller at 1/8th scale, so it will have a smaller footprint and a smaller price tag!

Here are a few shots of the master sculpt, printed from Gene's original by Des at Ownage:

The next two figures in this series will be released sequentially starting early next year.

Industria Mechanika is offering a small discount on preorders made in the next two weeks so if you are interested in picking one of these kits up now is the time. Visit the IMech shop here.

Thanks to Gene, Des and Michael for creating another great kit!

August 17, 2014


Art and entertainment industry site Coloured CG has a feature of my book Born In Concrete: The EK Series. The article is full of page samples and a video flip-through of the book. You can check it out here.

Thanks to George C. Antohi and Coloured CG.

August 15, 2014


An interview I did for a feature on my work in 2D Artist magazine a few months ago has been re-published by layerpaint.com. So if you missed it, or didn't pick up a copy of the magazine, you can check out the interview here.

Thanks again to Jess Serjent-Tipping, and 3D Total.

August 2, 2014


Here is a first look at the printed master sculpt for the first figure in the upcoming 3 figure EK Cosmonaut Series. Modeled by Gene Campbell, with printing and model breakout by Desmoda at Ownage, this 1/8th scale resin model kit will be released by Industria Mechanika in the fall.

This release will be followed by 2 more figures from the same original EK piece "Model".

I'll post again when the kit is available for pre-order.

Thanks to Gene, Des, and Michael for all their awesome work!

July 4, 2014


Here are few more pieces I did for Tiny Realms, a casual, cartoony real time strategy game created by local Victoria, BC based Tiny Mob Games. These are some of the character class portrait images I did for promotional and in-game use.

Tiny Realms has had a soft launch in Canada on iPhone and iPad, and can be downloaded by users in that region here. After a summer of tweaking and gathering and integrating feedback, Tiny Realms will have a full release in the fall. 

More info at:

Thanks to Jamie and Paul at Tiny Mob!

June 20, 2014


Here is small look at the first release of several of upcoming model kits based on my work and produced by Industria Mechanika. The series, titled the "EK Cosmonaut Series", features 3 figures from an older piece of mine called "Model". The master sculpts were created by the talented Gene Campbell (the same modeller that sculpted the Dystopic kit) and they are amazingly accurate and detailed.

Production again is by Industria Mechanika, so the quality level will be high, and Gene's amazing sculpts will be faithfully recreated in resin. This time around the the models are going to produced at 1/8th scale, so the price point and shipping costs will be lower than the Dystopic kit. We are looking at a fall release for this first figure, then the next two kits will be released in sequence after that. 

And for those that are still looking for Dystopic kits, they are currently sold out, but a 3rd run is on the way.

I'll keep you posted on dates and details.

Thanks to Michael, Des, and Gene for all their hard work!

June 18, 2014


There is a small feature on my work over at visual art site Colored CG. Check it out here.

This is relatively new site, but there are some great artists featured on there, as well as studios, schools, books, etc., so it is worth taking a look.

Thanks to George at Colored CG.

June 9, 2014


I finally found some time to add some of my EK pieces to my Art Station account. You can check it out here: artstation.com/artist/Derek_Stenning

Since the sudden demise of CGHUB earlier this year, Art Station seems to be shaping up as the premier social community/portfolio site for entertainment artists. It is well worth a browse, as it is full of amazing work by from a host of incredible artists from across the entertainment industry. Take a look at: artstation.com