After a few months of quiet on our end, we unveiled the fruits of our labour yesterday. We have come a long way since Adam’s proof-of-concept art. As a programmer, he valiantly led our visual development up until our crowdfunding campaign last November. However, we have now unleashed the visual beauty wrought by our pro artist, Daniel. I hope you’ll agree that the results are stunning.
Space can be a dangerous place.
It has been hard trying to resist the urge to release these gems any earlier, but we’re now ready for you to take a look. So please swing on by and let us know what you think.
I’ve just started experimenting with carbonmade, an online portfolio site, to expose some of my photography. Compared to DeviantArt, it is far simpler to upload imagery, and it provides an elegant way to organize your material, whether a static image or a video. Storage is far more limited than with DA, and appears to be more difficult to link the images to other sites (I was only able to get the image above displayed by digging through the page source), so it isn’t ideal to host images. It is really intended to be a focused tool to expose your very best work
If you’re a visual artist, and you’re looking for a means to expose your work online, this is an option worth looking into.
Artist Florian Mellies from Germany (DeviantArt handle SpOoky777) certainly knows how to tell a story with his illustrations. He is also clearly a huge Battletech fan. These two features come together nicely in his piece below, No Parking.
Don’t park here. We’re busy repelling an attack.
His gallery is interesting because it contains an eclectic mix of different science fiction subjects and his progress as an artist is visible.
In continuing my series on exposing some of the tremendous artists I’ve come across on DeviantArt.com, here is Eugene, from Russia. He goes by the handle “soft-h” I wish I had more, but you can dig around his gallery here.
Transformers are never far away from a sponsorship or two. It’s what keeps them going when the energon runs low.
Okay, so I’ve got a bunch of bits and pieces that have been building up in my notebook that I eventually have to get out on the blog. As Real Life has been busily clamoring for my attention of late, they will have to wait for another day. Part of real life has been waiting for a work laptop to run its way through a variety of self-checks and system updates that have been taking ages to process. As I have been waiting for the poor device to splutter back to a semblance of life that I can make use of, I have been crawling around the DeviantArt.com galleries. I’ve come across some spectacular artists with a wonderful eye and humbling talent. I’ll take the next few days to share some of the stellar work I have found there, hopefully piquing your curiosity sufficiently for you to go out and discover more of their work.
I will begin with a Star Wars urban combat piece by Kai Lim, who goes by the handle Ukitakumuki.
I love watching the videos that FZD School of Design. Even though these are no substitute for following an art class, I learn so much every I watch one of these videos. I suggest adding this channel for anyone interested in illustration.
This particular video is about getting values right in black and white painting. I’m going to have to re-watch this a few times.
I’m sorry for the posting paucity, but other issues have been clamouring for my attention over the past little while.
It’s always nice to have something to chill out on when the pressure is on. I enjoy watching this piece with the speakers playing softly. It’s not a great video, but the movement, colour, and music seem to come together to let my mind veg out for a while.
This charming chap tumbled onto my electronic sketchbook a while ago. The sketch arose as part of a stream of consciousness exercise I was running on a page to help me come up with some ideas for a story. As I doodled on, the concept for my upcoming book took form in my mind. A little cross-disciplinary creativity can work wonders for generating ideas.