I’m sure it’s happened to you. You just suddenly get the urge to do a digital painting of a metallic sphere floating over a lake on an alien planet. So what else are you gonna do but paint the dang thing?

Yes, I was listening to music by YES when I painted this. Why do you ask?

Above you see a quick digital painting where I pay tribute to Roger Dean, famed for painting many iconic album covers for YES and ASIA and others. That I managed to create a nearly-recognizeable tribute to Mr. Dean without an ounce of his technique is a testament to how lucky I got with this attempt. Usually when I swipe from him nobody can tell.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday on The AIR, we bring you four episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat from 7 AM to 3 PM. With luck, this eight hour bonus of crunchy New Wave goodness will mean that this Friday we’ll get a new episode of Sydney Fileen’s ongoing love letter to the exciting music of the New Wave era.

At 3 PM on Prognosis, Herman Linte brings us a show devoted to newly-released progressive rock. That’s followed by a classic Prognosis and an evening of Psychedelic Shack and Radio Free Charleston.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…