Christopher Doll

Christopher Doll - Designer

Bothell, WA, USA

Christopher Doll is a professional artist and designer who specializes in space, astronomy, and science fiction subjects.

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Overview

I am an artist and designer, specializing in science fiction subjects, and I have made a number of book covers for published authors, cover art for video games, and rock albums.

In college I studied film production, fine art, and Industrial Design. For over 17 years I was a User Experience Designer in the software industry, and lead designer at a well-known game company.

At the start of any project, I like to work with the author to craft an image that best suits their story. Typically I begin with several sketch studies that help define the overall layout, color, and tone of their cover. Once we have agreement on the artistic direction, I begin working on the actual artwork. The artwork is then presented for review before finalizing the project so that the author or publisher is happy with the result.

I am inspired by many great science fiction and astronomy artists like John Berkey, John Harris, Vincent DiFate, Chris Foss, and Bob Eggleton. Comfortable with both traditional painting and digital tools, I try to create a unique look using color and contrast to make a title exciting.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Military Science Fiction
Short Story
Space Opera
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Art
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Entertainment

Work experience

Artist and Illustrator

Self-employed
January, 2003 – Present (over 17 years)

Professional artist and illustrator, working in both traditional and digital media, specializing in science fiction and astronomy themes.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers Book 3)

Becky Chambers

Return to the sprawling universe of the Galactic Commons, as humans, artificial intelligence, aliens, and some beings yet undiscovered explore what it means to be a community in this exciting third adventure in the acclaimed and multi-award-nominated science fiction Wayfarers series, brimming with heartwarming characters and dazzling space adventure.Hundreds of years ago, the last humans on Ea... read more

Return to the sprawling universe of the Galactic Commons, as humans, artificial intelligence, aliens, and some beings yet undiscovered explore what it means to be a community in this exciting third adventure in the acclaimed and multi-award-nominated science fiction Wayfarers series, brimming with heartwarming characters and dazzling space adventure.Hundreds of years ago, the last humans on Ea... read more

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers Book 2)

Becky Chambers

A Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2017" pick!Nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel!Shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award!Winner of the Prix Julia-Verlanger!Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera—the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small,... read more

A Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2017" pick!Nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel!Shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award!Winner of the Prix Julia-Verlanger!Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera—the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small,... read more

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers Book 1)

Becky Chambers

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's Prize.Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explore... read more

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's Prize.Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explore... read more

CultTVman's Ultimate Modeling Guide to Classic Sci-Fi Movies

Steve Iverson, Anthony Taylor

CultTVman's Ultimate Modeling Guide to Classic Science Fiction Movies features 152 pages of material covering all your classic science fiction subjects: Forbidden Planet, War of the Worlds, 2001, A Space Odyssey and more! Contents includes: A Trip to the Moon - the first sci-fi movie spaceship; Flash Gordon's Rocketship; Destination Moon's Luna; Rocketship X-M; Gort from The Day The Earth Stoo... read more

CultTVman's Ultimate Modeling Guide to Classic Science Fiction Movies features 152 pages of material covering all your classic science fiction subjects: Forbidden Planet, War of the Worlds, 2001, A Space Odyssey and more! Contents includes: A Trip to the Moon - the first sci-fi movie spaceship; Flash Gordon's Rocketship; Destination Moon's Luna; Rocketship X-M; Gort from The Day The Earth Stoo... read more

New World Order

Q5 formed in Seattle in 1983 and released 2 successful albums, Steel The Light and When The Mirror Cracks. The band reunited after an invitation from the Bang Your Head Festival and subsequently performed in festivals all over Europe, rekindling their desire to write and record new music. While their debut, Steel The Light continues to grow in popularity all over the world, fans will be deligh... read more

Q5 formed in Seattle in 1983 and released 2 successful albums, Steel The Light and When The Mirror Cracks. The band reunited after an invitation from the Bang Your Head Festival and subsequently performed in festivals all over Europe, rekindling their desire to write and record new music. While their debut, Steel The Light continues to grow in popularity all over the world, fans will be deligh... read more

Coloring Space 1

Christopher Doll

24 unique spaceships and scenes, presented on individual pages for you to color. Designed and drawn by Christopher Doll.

24 unique spaceships and scenes, presented on individual pages for you to color. Designed and drawn by Christopher Doll.

Random Walk (Fractured Galaxy)

Rachel Lulich

Book One in the Fractured Galaxy trilogy, Random Walk is the story of three U.S. Air Force Space Command astronauts: Colonel Derek Williams, a mild-mannered, experienced space traveler; Captain Jacob Mendez, the ship's playful navigator; and civilian Vicky Abrams, an introverted accelerator physicist and the newest member of the crew. Together, the diverse crew sets out on the Air Force's firs... read more

Book One in the Fractured Galaxy trilogy, Random Walk is the story of three U.S. Air Force Space Command astronauts: Colonel Derek Williams, a mild-mannered, experienced space traveler; Captain Jacob Mendez, the ship's playful navigator; and civilian Vicky Abrams, an introverted accelerator physicist and the newest member of the crew. Together, the diverse crew sets out on the Air Force's firs... read more

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Tim Rangnow
Christopher was a great cover artist to work with. He does beautiful work, and was very receptive to my requests for changes and adjustments. I'm looking forward to working with him again soon for more book covers.

Tim Rangnow, February 2020

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