A few of you might remember last year I did a sketch of a space station in Sol, orbiting one of Jupiter’s moons. Tiber Station was conceived as a little nod to a friend of mine, a little island of peace and calm somewhere in a world that seems to have come apart at the seams one too many times.
I had initially wanted this to be done by another artist (who was a good friend of my friend), but they turned it down as they were concerned that the work might get entangled with their own; I can respect this position. Entanglements, especially of a legal kind, are not to be approached casually. Fortunately however, in my wanderings on the ‘net I had run across another artist (R. J. Bartrop), who did some very, VERY good work. And as you can see, clearly did VERY good work here as well.
I’m especially appreciative of the work taking my original sketch (linked here) and making it something that looks good. It wasn’t the best of my sketches, and it took a few tweaks before it started looking like what I was thinking. He was a pleasure to work with and dealt with my ham-handed guidance with far more politeness than was really called for, and I look forward to asking him to do more in the future!