Commissioned by Baen Books in 1986, for the book by David Drake. It was later used in "Space Adventures" by Steve Jackson Games, in 1991.
Here, I used a hired model. In those days, the publisher paid the modeling and photographer fees.
I used casein for the first and only time on this art. It is an oily medium which mixes with water, and dries like watercolor. Too opaque for me...
Casein on masonite, approx. size 16" x 25"