"SERENITY ROSE" ~ A Valentine For All (also early)
Thursday, February 3, 2005

Serenity in space... but with kinda romantical colors. Seems to fit that Valentiney feeling. If anyone would like to order some nifty items with this image, just mosey over to my Cafe Press shop at: There's a buncha other stuff there too, all designed with a strong inclination for pleasing Firefly fans, and doin' some good ol' guerilla marketing for Serenity. Feel free to look around the shop, you don't have to buy anything! Yer Art Companion, 11th Hour



Thursday, February 3, 2005 2:24 PM


An interesting blend.

It`s also a reminder that spring will soon be here again.


Thursday, February 3, 2005 5:29 PM


Kinda has the look of a rose in bloom...shiny!

Thursday, February 3, 2005 6:53 PM


OK, that is just really beautiful.
Clarify for me , because it looks like watercolor or print, how'd ya do it? details! details! :D I'm lovin the radiant rings.

Thursday, February 3, 2005 9:40 PM


*Sigh*.... Spring is when Serenity SHOULD have arrived in theatres......*pouts*

But hey, that is real dandy looking! Good job!!

Thursday, February 3, 2005 10:11 PM


Everyone wrote such thoughtful responses, thank you so much.

Zol: The color combination was the result of some playing and experimenting one night. The image is a variation on a revised version of "Serenity Blue", which I posted here a while back. It is nice to have a reminder that Spring will return as we travel through the Winter months. Thanks for your post.

TCM: Yes! A rose in bloom was the feeling that struck me immediately with these colors. It wasn't the plan going in... just happened. But sometimes really cool "happy accidents" present themselves while we're working. I love being surprised... good surprises that is. ;-)

needleseye: Thanks for your message. The "details! details! :D" on the art are: I created it as a digital painting using the program Photoshop. I'm happy to see that it conveys the effect I was striving for... a real "painterly", natural look. I can draw and paint in the real world, but I love the challenge of getting the "human touch" to come through using a computer. I use a pen and pressure sensitive tablet quite often, so there really is a lot of "hand work" in the art even though it is digitally made. The Serenity ship image started out as a carefully composed combination of two different shots of Serenity. Each shot had an element I was looking for and added something that was lacking in the other. I then altered it significantly using a wide assortment of Photoshop tools, plus several added elements. The "radiant rings" are two different circle effects edited together and gently added to enhance the feeling of force behind Serenity's blast off. I hope this helps with giving some background on the creation of the image. Thanks for your nice post. :-)

AURaptor: Aw, my heart jumped a little when you mentioned the original Spring release plan for Serenity. Yes, *sigh* worthy... but I believe that the new release date will work in the movie's favor. I really do. :-) Thanks for the kind words too.

Lovely replies everyone. So glad "Serenity Rose" had given some pleasure. I don't usually do the Valentine's thing, so this is a happy exception.

Yer Art Companion,


Friday, February 4, 2005 2:42 AM


I love this. It looks really nice.. Shiny work 11thHour!


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