Archive for April, 2010


pin up update with Anela amaretto, & eileen atkinson

anela over looking the bay

Anela at the bunker

a color close up

Anela in the ammo box

Anela OS

Anela in B&W

sizzlin Eileen

It’s pin up Wednesday,,, Here is a group of pictures from two of my favorite models, Anela Amearetto, and Eileen Atkinson.. These were two of my favorite shoots too and we have so many outstanding pictures to share from both of these awesome locations and lovely young lady’s

Anela and I are going to meet up next month for a retro swimsuit shoot, a Star Trek shoot and hopefully another military style one over at the USS Hornet. looking wat=y forward to getting bak up to the bay to work with anela and Nelson again!!! Eileen has got a couple of new themes were going to give a go. We have a custom recreation of Julie Adams swimsuit from “Creature from the Black Lagoon” being made and were going to shoot a homage to the film pin up style over at the Lagoon at the  Universal backlot. Next we have a Star Trek theme and Eileen is being the face model for a Mermaid sketch I am drawing for the new Pirates movie. Lots of cool new things in the work and we have new original series Trek dress’s in blue & gold to go along with the very sleek red dress. You all have come to know both of these gals and their styles so feel free to cast a vote on what color dress you think best fits their persnality and look.

OK then on the go for another busy day so have a great Wednesday.



sorry for the lack of blog time lately!!! Working on an awesome project but it’s taking a major bite out of ANY extra time for personal fun stuff, so Hang tight and hope to have more fun stuff up sometime this week,,, it’s all scanned and waiting for the text so as soon as more than 30seconds come my way I’ll be a posting,,,, Have a great week to all of us SCI-FI and pin up Maniacs!!!


far beyond the stars, part 1

WOW!!  I just found some old drawings from the DS9 days, and here are some from one of my favorite episodes, “Far Beyond the Stars.”

The premise of the episode is that Sisco is taken back in time where he is a black writer in a 1950’s publishing house, all the characters from the show, whether they are aliens are something else, are seen here in total human form, HAAA!  As the story goes, all the writers are awaiting there assignments, and the way it works is the editor walks in with a pack of drawings and he proceeds to dump them out across the table…the illustrations are of science fiction wonders, spacecraft, UFO’s, Alien abductions etc.  From here, each writer grabs a drawing and then writes a story based on that single image.  Sisco gets a drawing of a very stylized space station which is a 50’s version of the DS9 station.  What you’re about to see today are some of the drawings that were in that pouch.  Mike Okuda made my fav into a magazine cover and the rest are just plane fun.  HEY!! this must be where my fondness for pin ups started!!!



here is version #! the producers thought it was a little rough so the aliens were dropped for space men,, the title of this one was jacks make for great rocket parts

and here is the revamp

ahhh a take on the deadly mantis!!! note the front surface of the mantis's claws are the top view of the Enterprise E Nacelles

mars is on fire!!!

aaaaah Earth women are fascinating!!!

and Mikes mag cover

many years later I tried to do what my friend Mike here does and make my own cover all in the computer!!!! thanks for all the training and tips MIKE!!!


afternoon Pinup update with Anela Amareto

Anela at the Bunker

Laura at the bay

the pill box

Here are a couple more  of the amazing Anela to add to your blogging day!!! I have a good sized list of laura images to work on so I’m sharing as I’m going,, OK have a good one.



cement mixers, ball radios, and vegetable steamers, the odd inspirations for the ships of Enterprise episode 23, “fallen heroes”

Episode #23 was a big ship show in the fact that it was a hard one to nail the look that the producers were wanting to see.  We were introducing the Mazarites for the first time and the grand amount of sketches for this one was pretty immense and diverse.  Requested was a solo ship and fairly good size defense/attack ship.  Many of the concepts that were passed on were amongst my favorites, and one of the fun aspects of drawing for Enterprise was that your imagination was always at work trying to come up with new spaceship shapes, even when there were no more original shapes to come up with.  Inspiration on one particular page of ideas came from a vegetable steamer with folding sides, a portable cement mixer,especially the drum, and a round radio I saw at the music store.  All of these ships were goofy in design, to say the least, but fun to turn ordinary devices into galaxy romping spacecraft, HAAAA!  Here are a variety of shapes and concepts for you to see, and they do go off in a bunch of crazy directions…enjoy

the ball radio from the UK

solo ships #1

solo ships #2 the mixer, the ball, and the steamer

awww the good ol portable cement machine, would look mighty fine cutting thru space

the steamer,, very reminiscent of Anderson's UFO from the 60's

solo ships #3

and the approved solo ship

defense/attack ships #1

defense/attack ships #2

the lone vulcan design!

defense/attack ship #3

defense/attack ships #4

heavily armed solo ship


pin up update with Anela Amaretto, the federation Maco weapons from Enterprise and the USS kelvin by Tobias Richter

Good Morning and Happy Monday!!! Thanks for all the feedback and supportive comments on keeping everything under one blog!!! great notes and a lot of reinforcement about the subject!!    Today is a three subject post and we will start with a pin up update from Miss Anela Amaretto, This is a picture from our October of 09 shoot up at the old WWII bunkers just North of San Francisco. Anela is awesome and can capture the 40’s style without effort.. She is one lovely and classy lady and it was a treat to work with her!!! The shoot was plagued with camera focusing issues and bad camera flash communications and a good one third of my shots were lost because of the soft and fuzzy images!!! the ones that did work are really NICE and I can’t wait to shoot with Miss Amaretto again…. My Buddy Nelson joined in on this shoot as Mr. Comic Relief & bounce card man, and fellow Photographer John of California Redwoods photography was there as well and we had less than an hour of sunlight to shoot and we we all got was pretty amazing!!! Next comes some concepts for the elite Federation forces Known as the Maco’s for Star Trek Enterprise. The scripts asked for some new weaponry for these soldier units and the sketches were put together to help define there cache of firearms. due to budget I don’t recall if any of these were made and I believe redress’s of existing pieces where what were used,,, That was a Long time ago!! HAAA! and to finish off today is of A beautiful CG rendering of the USS Kelvin by Tobias Richter of the “Light Works” this is one schnazzy piece and had to share it.. OK have a great Week and especially a good MONDAY!!!

be good

Miss Anela

maco the USS Kelvin

the USS Kelvin

Anela silloetta


Pin up update with Miss Eileen Atkinson, the C-97, and the A-4

eileen n the A-4

the KC-97 is the background aircraft shot 500 miles away at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson Arizona. I added a little bit of ocean ripple along the edge of the canopy and the glass to distort the plane thru the plex

here is the original shot out at Thompsons aviation yard before the background was changed

Happy Friday to one and all, To end the week here is the lovely Miss Eileen standing next to the A-4,,  this is one fun shot and it was almost the last one of the day,,, More of Miss Eileen coming in May!!!   Next week there will be lots to come and I’m possibly going to launch a new blog called “Atomic Johnny’s pin up page” Been getting some rough feed back on having the pin up stuff up here so I am polling the readers today to see what the concensus is!  Then if I feel the need to do so I’ll add a little separation from the movie stuff and the pin up stuff!!! OK have a great weekend and see ya next week!


new starships

Hey-Howdy-Hey!!!  It has been a long time since there has been some new Starship variations posted here so today here are the latest concepts in the works.  These were early ideas for the Perpetual ST on line game, I drew up these roughs as an application for the job and they haven’t seen the light of day since.  I came across these old files yesterday and letter “B” struck my interest and am on the way to develop her further.  This was one that started the open saucer idea, but in this case, it keeps the ship aesthetically in tact while a completely independent ship makes for the saucer separation sequence!!!  Keep your eyes open for further developments on this one!!!  Needs a good name to!!!!!! love to hear your thoughts on what to call her!

A n B


Thanks for the Birthday wishes, and a pin up update with Miss Eileen Atkinson

Holy Cow n Wow!!!  Thanks everyone for all the awesome Birthday wishes!!!! Thanks Dea for the cool header, and I was quite overwhelmed by all the very nice notes from everybody!!!  Your all the BEST & Just got a chance to read everything today!!!! Work is still very insane,,,, throw in a big Weekend at Monsterpalooza, and my 3 teen daughters all going to Prom make for no free time to blog!!!! One incredibly horrible thing did happen the day after my B-day, I went into a local diner to get some breakfast and the young gal behind the counter asked if I was a SENIOR!!!!!!!! the first thought that crossed my mind was to reach for my six shooter, but I didn’t have it on me!!!  SENIOR!!! that almost ruined the whole weekend but my 8 year old said I looked handsome so all was good again, HAAAA!   Anyways Looks like easier tides are ahead and hope to get back to getting more stuff out of the shed and onto the screen, I don’t have my hard drive hooked up to throw on any art today so stay tuned for more illustrations soon. And now for the PIN UP UPDATE with the fabulous Miss Eileen Atkinson!!! These are more images from our shoot at Thompson Aviation yard from a month or so back and they turned out very, very nice!!! Eileen has one incredible talent and she has a great gift at making every picture a work of art!! These are some new favs and am glad to finally get them up for you all to see.  We are setting up a “Creature from the black Lagoon” shoot and were having the famous swimsuit that Julie Adams wore recreated,,, Can’t wait for this one and we also have a Trek shoot in the works in all three colors of dresses from the original series!!!  Eileen will be in Vegas this weekend at the NHRA Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway,, be sure to say hi if you see her modeling around the track!  OK have a great rest of the week and will do a big post on Friday,,, job load permitting

Eileen 1

Eileen in the cargo hold of the C-130,, Justin, the Cargo King of Chicago will like this one

Eileen in living color


Happy Birthday to You!!! Leave a birthday wish for John

Yes, it is our host, Mr. John Eaves’ birthday today, so let’s celebrate in style.  Put on your best party attire and sit at your computer and join in the fun.

Over the hill jokes are not only welcome but encouraged.  Presents are not necessary, but it would be okay if you donate a few bucks to the charity of your choice….well, that’s okay birthday or no birthday.  😀

I’ll start us off with a joke

“You know your getting old when…

you know you can trust your friends with your secrets because they can’t remember them either” *bada bing*

I’m sure some of you can do better, but you can’t mock me unless you at least try.

No, seriously folks.  🙂

John started this blog over a year ago and has shared much of himself with his readers and put a lot of effort into bringing unique personal insights of Star Trek, sci fi art, movies and amazing people to our attention, making friends along the way.  Here’s thanks for the last year and wishes for many good posting years to come.



PS. I’ll leave the header up for the weekend so the party can go on.  😀

April 2010