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80.lv Interview – Visualizing Space & SciFi

Monday, August 21st, 2017

80lv Interview

A couple of days ago I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of getting interviewed by 80.lv and talk about what I do, my Endeavours series and how I create what I create. I got some really nice questions that allowed me to cut a little deeper than usual, along with some pics that explain what I’m talking about. Surely an interesting read for everyone interested in CGI, Concept & Digital Art. Check it out!

Find the interview/article here: 80.lv: Visualizing Space and Science Fiction

And definitely don’t miss the other articles on that site! Some really interesting digital art related topics covered there.

Regards
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Nok Tiris – Webinar

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Nok Tiris Walkthrough Webinar

Here a couple of infos to the upcoming Digital Art Live webinar (next Saturday) where I explain the creative process to my Nok Tiris project. Originally created for a shortfilm I used a mix of 3d and 2d techniques. Using Vue helped to setup the scene and general mood. After rendering the scene I used Photoshop to bring it all together, enhanced and refined it. If you are interested and you want to participate go here and register for the event. The webinar will take place in a Fuze meeting and you will get all info via email. You need to install the client software but you don’t require an account to attend the webinar! You will get the room number via email.

Find the registration page: here
Start Time: 20:00 BST (London)/21:00 GMT (Berlin)/12:00 PDT (Los Angeles)/15:00 EDT (New York) – The duration is estimated to 1.5 to 2hrs. Saturday, June 10th 2017!

This event is sponsored by the fine folks at E-On Software, the creators of Vue! Big thanks to them!

Introduction:

Project Info, Used Hardware

Vue:

Scene Setup in Vue, Perspectives, How to render for Post-work, How to create Scifi Rockformations, Create your own Scifi city assets

Photoshop:

Compositing, File Setup, Possibilities of rendering with Multipass

See you there!

Regards
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A New Threat – Making Of On Behance

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

A New Threat - Project Compendium On Behance

Every once in a while I decide to sit down and write a little more about selected pieces I did. Mainly for me to keep the memory alive. Behance is a great platform for doing this. My latest addition is an article about my A New Threat picture. Normally the posts on my website are rather thorough but there is always a little more to show or talk about. So feel free to check out this post.

A New Threat – Project Compendium On Behance & My Gallery On Behance

Regards
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Architecture Feature

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Archithese Issue 4/2016 Feature

Two of my works were used to visualize articles about futuristic/scifi architecture. Issue 4/2016 of the swiss architecture magazine Archithese is all about futuristic architecture and its influences. From Here I Can Almost See The Stars is featured on a two page spread in the magazine and Gates To Elysium in an introductory article about the magazine issue. Since I’m no architect, I find it quite interesting that my stuff could possibly be an inspiration, for people working in the field of architecture. So having my work feature in a magazine like this is really special for me.

The word magazine is almost an understatement for this publication. It’s almost a book and feels really good in your hands. It has a nice weight, which gives it a nice feel of quality. As mentioned before, this issue of the magazine tackles Science Fiction and how it has influenced architecture in real life and media. Movies like Blade Runner as well as Star Wars are discussed. As a scifi fan, working in art, it is quite an interesting read.

Archithese Website & Article

Regards
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3D Total Features

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

3dtotal.com Features

After a long time trying to get one of my works into the 3D Total Galleries, this year I finally managed to sneak in there. It’s not easy to get your work included there and I want to take this post just to say how cool it is to have finally made it. To have your work side by side with the work of so many other talented folks is a great motivation to keep pushing your boundaries. Now recently I managed to get a third piece of mine selected for inclusion into their gallery and that kind of proves to me that the stuff I create does work. Of course it’s always a taste thing but still, even if you are not the biggest fan of the subject matter a picture or work/project presents, you can still recognize the skill and artistry that went into crafting a project. However, having a three of my works in their gallery is a cool thing!

Return to Chronos Keep: here

Beasts shall rise: here

From here I can almost see the Stars: here

And an article where I wrote a little about the process behind “From here I can see…”.

Find the article here: Making of a Sci-Fi cityscape

Regards
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Luminarium Exhibit #28

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The Luminarium Exhibit #28

Here we go with the 28th Exhibit of The Luminarium Artgroup. While the future of the group remains a little unsure, we managed to get together once more for another fine release. With a free for all topic our creativity had free reign. The results surely leave a mark and inspires on various artistic fields. Music, Photography and Digital Art of all kinds again shows some neat variety!

For your dose of inspiration go here – Illuminate.

The Luminarium: WebsiteDeviantartBehance

Regards

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Beasts Shall Rise – Webinar

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Beasts Shall Rise Webinar Walkthrough

Here a couple of infos to the upcoming Digital Art Live webinar where I explain the creative process to my Beasts Shall Rise project. If you are interested and you want to participate go here and register for the event. Enter the promocode “vue10” for a $10 discount! The webinar will take place in a Fuze meeting and you will get all info via email. You need to install the client software but you don’t require an account to attend the webinar!

Find the registration page: here
Start Time: 20:00 BST (London)/21:00 GMT (Berlin)/12:00 PDT (Los Angeles)/15:00 EDT (New York) – The duration is estimated to 1.5 to 2hrs.

If you decide to take part in the upcoming webinar you will also receive an HD recording of the ‘From Here I Can Almost See The Stars’ webinar for free. It’s a scifi cityscape project where I already covered a lot topics in regards to post work for example. So in the ‘Beasts Shall Rise’ webinar I plan to go into more Vue/3d related material. There is a lot of ground to cover and time flies when talking about these projects. It’s insane. :D So below you find a list with topics I plan to go into. Or better ‘hope’ to go into before the time runs out. I want to make clear though that it’s a project walkthrough and not a tutorial. Even though I plan to go into some practical stuff here and there.

Introduction:

Inspiration, Composition, Used Elements

Exploring The Scene:

Setup within Vue, Terrain, City, Dragons

Terrain Manipulation:

The Photoshop File and 16bit

The City:

Closer look at the setup

The Dragons:

Working with DAZStudio & Vue

Photoshop:

Last but not least we'll take a quick look into Photoshop and how the post work brought everything together.

See you there!

Regards
signed

3D World Magazine Feature

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

3d World Magazine Feature

I’m very proud that one of my personal favs, “From Here I Can Almost See The Stars“, got a feature in the 3d World Magazine. As usual it’s a fantastic thing to see your work in print next to work by so many other great artists. Good stuff!

Find the magazine here!

Regards
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MOSF – Escape Velocity

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

MOSF - Escape Velocity

I’m very proud to have the opportunity to announce that my work will displayed at the Museum Of Science Fiction’s “Escape Velocity” event, July 1st to 3rd, in Washington DC. It will be displayed via LCD screen wall in extra large size. I personally will not have the chance to be there but I’m sure it looks pretty awesome in a size like this. =D However… they managed to have a neat event with many (more famous than me) guests there. So if you’re in the area and you happen to be a scifi fan… it may be worth checking out!

MOSF – Escape Velocity – July 1st to 3rd – Check Here For Info

Regards
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Artwork Walkthrough

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

3dtotal.com Walkthrough

For everyone who cannot get enough about how to create a scifi cityscape, I wrote a little something for 3dtotal.com. It’s not a precise tutorial but I’m going through the creative process behind my ‘From Here I Can Almost See The Stars‘ artwork. A cool thing to be featured on that site. Check it out for the walkthrough and maybe their gallery for some world class inspiration!

Find the article here:Making of a Sci-Fi cityscape

Regards
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