"All my paintings are unique, original, and created by hand in my studio or plein air.
Thank you for your interest in my art!"

Dienstag, 19. November 2013

Montag, 4. November 2013

Wild Chuyaya Steppe

Environmental Study III by boettcherART

Landscape concept for my series of fine art sf/fantasy oil paintings. This image portraits a rock formation of the Chuyaya Steppe of Seginus Prior.

Samstag, 2. November 2013

Deep Space Station Hyperion 200

Deep Space Station Hyperion 2000 by boettcherART
Oils on canvas, 30x60 cm.
HYPERION 200, a lonely Listening Post of the Federation of Terra on duty at the outer rim of the federation's territory. Illustration for TERRA FUTURA, a space opera written by German author W.Berner.

Sonntag, 27. Oktober 2013

The Obelisk (Kurfa Nunem Desert)

The Obelisk

My wonderful wife, who is an amazing, discerning and very helpful supporter, suggested to add this huge obelisk so there would be more to look at than just a plain ol' desert and the binary suns. Well, I think she is right.

Donnerstag, 24. Oktober 2013

Juno Eclipse

Unused cover concpet.
Lovely Nathalie Cox herself messaged me that she likes this one a lot! Man, this compliment made my day :)

Freitag, 18. Oktober 2013

Samstag, 28. September 2013


Speedy for practice, some sort of a organic ship. Needs more work but I am done for now. A guy on dA now told me about HYPERION by Dan Simmons and his Yggdrasil Templar ship. Well I don’t know the books but I guess my concept fits perfect. What a cool coincidence.

Samstag, 7. September 2013

Deep Space Station Hyperion 200

HYPERION 200, a lonely Listening Post of the Federation of Terra on duty at the outer rim of the federation's territory. Illustration for TERRA FUTURA, a space opera written by German author W.Berner.

Montag, 19. August 2013

Planet in Blues and Purples

Okay, the first steps are done for ... whatever this one will gonna end up. Or I'll leave it that way. It's Space Art one way or another ;-)

Samstag, 17. August 2013

Zhira (Study)

Long lost pencil study just found by accident in my archives! Don't know when I made it but it's more than 20 years old, the fantasy-themed painting I did it for was never finished ... time to share it anyway ;-)

Samstag, 20. Juli 2013

Environmental Study VIII

Environmental Study VIII

Digital concept art to be used as basic reference for an traditional oil painting. Still missing a better title :)
Inspired by a stock photo provided by peace-of-art.deviantart.com.

Samstag, 13. Juli 2013

Update zum Cyberpunk-eBook von Myra Çakan

Zitat ; "Vor zwei Monaten hatten ich hier den ersten Cover-Entwurf meines aktuellen Projektes gezeigt. Inzwischen gibt es einen Buchtitel und einen Veröffentlichungstermin (August 2013). Grund genug Stefan Böttchers Illustration noch einmal zu zeigen."

Dienstag, 25. Juni 2013

Me, special WH40K trooper

Having fun at the German Scifi-Days this weekend!
Oh my, this guy will never be a serious and heavy WH40K soldier *LOL*

Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2013


This is actually a b/w shot of my old KENNER AT-ST in a custom-made table-top diorama including a backdrop painting which I now had turned into a mix of photomanip and painting! Hope you enjoy!

Freitag, 17. Mai 2013

Montag, 13. Mai 2013

Outpost on Agetana

Concept art for an outpost of a Mega-Corporation or an Intergalactic Mining Guild on the icy world of Agetana. Bryce, Corel Painter and Photoshop.

Mittwoch, 1. Mai 2013

A Thoughtful McCoy

Always was a fan of "Bones" McCoy and I also like the Star Trek reboot very much. And today I was inspired to do this little rough digital artwork using a movie still as reference and changing things a bit.

Sonntag, 28. April 2013

Samstag, 27. April 2013

Intergalaktische Interferenzen: Immer diese Entscheidungen...

Zitat Myra Çakan:
"Einerseits gehöre ich nicht zu den Menschen, die über ungelegte Eier gackern, andererseits bin ich als Verlegerin in der Pflicht, Ausblicke auf neue Titel zu geben.
Als ich gestern das Cover für ein geplantes eBook bekam, wurde mir die Entscheidung allerdings abgenommen, denn die schicke Illu von Stefan Böttcher muss ich jetzt einfach herzeigen."

Megacity bei Nacht - © Stefan Böttcher

Zitat Ende
© Myra Çakan

Donnerstag, 11. April 2013

Dienstag, 19. März 2013

Mittwoch, 13. März 2013



A time warp back into the 1990's but still a cool concept I think. Gouache colors on paper, slightly digitally refreshed. All rights reserved.

Sonntag, 24. Februar 2013

TESECO Agent Juveena Stevens

Concept sketch based on the ideas of TERRA FUTURA by W. Berner, a German scifi novel series, for which I am doing the cover artworks.

P.S.: before you ask, yes, the ladys face was painted after Charlize Theron aka Meredith Vickers. She just fits what I had in mind for the female character, all the rest was invented by me including the uniforms.

Montag, 28. Januar 2013


Actually an older digital painiting/composite I did way back in 2009, but somehow never published it yet. Time to do so ;-) For all the Clone Trooper and action figure lover out there, enjoy!

Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2013