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Naval War Won rev 078 by the0phrastus Naval War Won rev 078 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 14 3 NANOWHERE Concept 009 by the0phrastus NANOWHERE Concept 009 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Saltwater Witch - Official Home of Chris Howard by the0phrastus Saltwater Witch - Official Home of Chris Howard :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Dragonfly Book Cover Art by the0phrastus Dragonfly Book Cover Art :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 Vampire General by the0phrastus Vampire General :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 17 3 Sketching... by the0phrastus Sketching... :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Seaborn Pranking by the0phrastus Seaborn Pranking :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 4 0 Zoanthids and Palythoans in my reef by the0phrastus Zoanthids and Palythoans in my reef :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 0 0 Saltwater Witch Comic concept sketch by the0phrastus Saltwater Witch Comic concept sketch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Seaborn by the0phrastus Seaborn :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 19 5 Seeker by the0phrastus Seeker :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 9 0 Aristoteles by the0phrastus Aristoteles :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 0 0 Sketching on the UGEE 2150 by the0phrastus Sketching on the UGEE 2150 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Warm-up sketching progression by the0phrastus Warm-up sketching progression :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Book Cover Art for Parallax by LJ Cohen by the0phrastus Book Cover Art for Parallax by LJ Cohen :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Sketching on the UGEE 2150 by the0phrastus Sketching on the UGEE 2150 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 6 0

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NANOWHERE Concept 009
Some concept art for the Nanowhere comic. Won't be ready for a while, but here's a peek! This is from the opening scene, where these troopers are hunting down Straff. And they're going to break his coffee mug. From which he's drinking decaf. The bastard. I mean Straff, with the decaf. These guys are probably doing him a favor, and because of his beverage choices, he's probably going to get what he deserves.

Vampire General
I think this is destined to be someone's book cover... Started out as some warm-up sketching and painting that just kept going. I really got into the armor, and then just kept updating this piece. About four hours in CC.


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Chris Howard
United States
I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
MP3 player of choice: iPad, iPhone
Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:…

Or go direct!
  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee



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Erazakiel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Thanks for the fav :) welcome to dev art!
the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
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