Here in you find some of my art I have published over the years. I guess I got into art at an early age and have always had a bit of an obsession with scifi, much to consternation of certain teachers and lecturers!

After a bit of a wilderness period after leaving Art college, I finally got back in things, especially when I had a dabble with some 3D programs, then I got hold of DOGA a free and Japanese modelling program (its kind of like have a box of parts, then you can create what you like) Since then I’ve moved on, I usually use sketchup. Rendering I use Vue D’espirit. Post work and backdrops I use Photoshop, finally I use illustrator for plans and logos.

After some strange and odd jobs, I am now involved in managing a website, blogs, facebook and advertising. I manage my own blog and my good ladies  too. (http://ladybttn.wordpress.com/)

I’ve done work for Spica, Gypsy Knights games, Zozer, VBAM games, MJ12 (War Dogs), Mindjammer Press and Mongoose Publishing.

Not content with doing all this 3D CG stuff, I do mini painting too, I’ve done alot, alas I don’t have photo of alot of it.

I take commissions so feel free to drop me a line. Enjoy and don’t forget your Towel.

My email address is biomassartATgmail.com

Or leave a message on this page.

About the Sections:
Traveller is an rpg, currently being published by Mongoose.

Traveller: 2300 is an RPG too. Originally created by GDW. Mongoose will be publishing a new version at some point.

TTA: Terran Trade Authority. This was a set of 4 books containing the art of scifi artists from the 70s.

Wardogs: Is a wargame created by Todd Pote and distributed by MJ12 games.

Inspiration: Stuff I like and ship of the week.

Ian Stead

aka middenface, biomassart

All Work is Copyright Ian Stead.

Some Pieces are Copyright Mongoose Publishing

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9 responses

  1. Scott Hann

    Ian., I’d like to talk to you about your renderings. I can’t find an email link, so I’m using this. Please email me ASAP.

    September 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm

  2. Hello, I was wondering if I could use one of your renderings as an illustration on my blog (http://vectormovement.wordpress.com) to illustrate an article on fighter ships in Traveller? All properly credited with a direct link to your blog of course. Please e-mail me at backman4#telia.com with the hashmark replaced with @ of course.

    November 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    • Ian

      December 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      • I can’t seem to find an email address for you either… Please contact me at cehendrix@sbcglobal.net as I’d like to talk to you about permission for use of your illustrations for a Traveller CCG personal project.

        March 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

  3. Hi. Did you do the original anathema logo? Do you have any scans

    February 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    • Ian

      Yes it was me who did the original logo, scans no, sorry. I can ask Darren, he’s the only one I have spoken too since I did that, it was about 1994??
      I bumped into the current line up a few years ago, it was wierd, I think they have completely forgotten me, not Darren though.

      February 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

  4. dergullen

    Hello Ian, I’d like to talk about a commission for an SF anthology cover. I’m either being thick or don’t see your contact details.

    March 4, 2014 at 6:33 pm

  5. Ian, did you make illustrations for the Spanish language edition of Traveller?


    July 23, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    • Ian

      Nope not me that one.

      July 23, 2018 at 7:53 pm

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