Earth Prime has obtained the original artwork commissioned by Inkworks for its Sliders “Alternate Worlds” trading cards — including an exclusive peek at the Kromagg homeworld!
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“I was told that they wanted sort of a movie matte painting ‘look’ to this with lots of high tech buildings built around the giant trees of the foggy Kromagg home world,” says David Miller. “If I recall at that time the ships the Kromaggs flew had only been seen briefly in one episode, which Inkworks provided to me on tape. I had to pause, rewind, play, pause etc. so I could get an idea what they looked like and try to match the general shape of the ship.
“The art I produced for this was to be sliced up into 6 cards. Therefore I had to make sure I had something of interest in each of the six sections that would make up the cards. Adding to the challenge was the fact that once laid out together all six cards made one large image and that image had to then work as one composition. It was an interesting challenge; I must have worked three weeks straight on this one.
“My contact at Inkworks actually stopped by my studio to take a look at the finished work (he lived just a few miles away) and told me that it was the largest piece of art that he had ever purchased — the art is two and a half feet by two and a half feet. I guess I like to work big.
“After working so hard on this particular image I was not really pleased with the way Inkworks reproduced it. They used a metallic ink on sections of the card that in my opinion obliterated most of the detail and made the image hard to see. In fact, as far as I know, this is the first time this painting has ever been shown as a complete piece the way it was meant to be seen.
“I’d like to say that it’s great that there are still a lot of fans out there for this show and that some of you are interested in seeing my art for it. Maybe someday we’ll see a newer version produced using the same concepts as the old.”