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2015-2019

'Land of Light' - 'Imagine Africa 500' speculative fiction anthology (2015/2016) (Speculative Fiction). 8,000 words. Read more...'Veiled' - 2016 'Beneath This Skin' Edition of Ak√© Review (2016) (Fiction). 1,450 words. Read here...'Water' - 'The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Vol.2' anthology (2017) (Fiction). 3,100 words. Read more...'Sub Migratio' - the debut edition of Enkare Review (2017) (Speculative Fiction). 3,500 words. Read here...'Inktober' - 2018 edition of 'The Bloody Parchment' (SF/Horror). 1,250 words - coming Oct 2018.‘The Girl with Two Bodies’ – The Kalahari Review (Nov 2018) (Fantasy). 7,050 words. South Africa. . Read here...'Journal of a DNA Pirate' -Volume 3 of 'AfroSF' (Dec 2018) (SF). 8,150 words -  Available on Amazon etc.‘Why Not Magoos’ –  The Kalahari Review (Oct 2019) (Fiction). 2,600 words. South Africa. Read online here.‘Fear Thyself’ –  Burning…

Soul Searching Out Now

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Soul Searching – eBook Out and Available on Amazon (All), Kobo, Barnes & Noble etc. Trade Paperback out in September 2020.
One killer. An ocean of souls.
Science has learned to understand the soul, and can track souls through this life and beyond.

A specialist unit of the South African police is using a Soul Tracker device in a harrowing search for a serial killer. But when one's soul can incriminate them before birth, can there ever be justice?

This science fiction novel by South African author Stephen Embleton has been likened to a mix of "Minority Report" and "Silence of the Lambs", with unique ideas all its own. The thrilling story features a serial killer, new and disturbing technology, and an ancient secret society. And flying cars.
Available here:
Amazon (US)Amazon (UK)KoboBarnes & NobleFind out more at Guardbridge Books.












Seating Spaces

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I wanted to attempt a series of graphic ink illustrations featuring simple set ups of interesting chairs (from around our house) in their natural spaces.

To purchased prints and other variations of the artwork, check out my Society6 store or my Zazzle store pages.

I took a photo of the bay windows and the wooden chair (Friday 10th April 2020) as the template (centred layout) and angle.

From there I took reference images of the variety of furniture and set about composing each pairing – chair and background. I then selected the paper – 300gsm waterolour paper – and using a 0.3 and 0.5 fineliner pens.

I complete the first two on Saturday 11th April and the final three on Monday 13th April 2020.








Below are some detail photos and work in progress:






White Moonlight Black Night

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In January 2020 I set out to do a double panel painting/illustration based on the White Moonlight illustration from August 2019. This time I wanted to include a black rhino.

Technique and materials:
Gouache and Watercolour paint on gesso board (gesso primer as a textured background). This is then carried through using the rubaway technique – highlights are rubbed away and mid and dark tones added.

Completed 9 April 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown.

For print-on-demand prints of these two panels visit my Zazzle store and Society6 store.


The final work measures 162cm x 51cm (each panel at 81cm x 51cm).









Check out the work in progress videos and photos:Phase1: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.embleton.3/posts/10158154406480774
Phase2: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.embleton.3/posts/10158437353220774
Phase 3: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.embleton.3/posts/10158441273215774
Phase 4:

Various Ink and Watercolour

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Some of the ink illustrations and a combination of ink and watercolours.










#Inktober 2019

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#Inktober 2019