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Not long ago I got contacted by the All About Space Magazine to do an apocalyptic scenario of an Asteroid impact near a well known city. So I did a little Digital Matte Painting for the current issue of All About Space. The article I’ve done it for is about possible doomsday scenarios, quite an interesting read. If you are a Space fan then I’d suggest you check out this magazine. Really interesting topics and facts in there.
A couple of weeks ago I made a cover for self publishing writer Rupert Pollard. Nothing groundbreaking when it comes to the picture but it fits the authors idea and what he had in mind. He sent me a copy, which you can see in the photo, and it looks really good. I haven’t read the book yet but definitely plan to do so.
Here a short description: “In the future, galaxy-spanning conglomerates use subterfuge and treachery in a never-ending struggle for domination. Idries Tanarra, a naïve and overconfident operative, must build a network of allies to help him overthrow the malignant government of Ganoten, but he didn’t expect to fall in love, an operative’s fatal flaw. As he closes in on a solution, allies turn into deadly enemies, and competing forces seek to take advantage of the opportunity he creates. Can he navigate the perilous politics of espionage? Can he divine friend from foe when the stakes are survival? Will his decisions be his undoing or can he escape his predicament to take the ultimate step out of the assassin’s cradle?”
I just want to let you guys know that there is a really extensive and well researched part about me and my work in the latest issue of 3D Art Direct. Part of my Skyhigh image even made it as the coverart. Pretty damn awesome! Especially since it their first issue with a new and reworked layout and design. This is the second interview I gave them, with the first one in issue 15. Here, for this new issue 38, I have to thank David Haden for his work on my part. He did a really good job. Everyone else… go check it out! Really great artist interviews in this magazine.
3d Art Direct: here
After a longer break it’s time for the 23nd Exhibit of The Luminarium Artgroup: Kibernetik. This time it’s all about technology and how it can influence the world within and around us. As usual there are quite some amazing works to see and enjoy. Digital art, Abstract, Digital painting, Photography and Music. For me it’s always an honor to be amongst such talented people and have my work side by side with theirs. This time I tried my luck with a picture that, in all honesty, wasn’t intended for this Exhibit release. I’m therefor thanking the members of the group for voting my piece in and allowing me to be a part of this, yet again, formidable collection of digital art.
All of the works, from all kinds of different fields of expertise, surely are a nice source for inspiration! So be sure to check it out -> Kibernetik
Here we have a short workshop showing how to work with Apophysis Fractals in Photoshop. It’s in German language but it’s not a big problem if it’s not a language you master. You can pretty much see how it’s done. Nothing too complicated if you have some basic Photoshop experience. =) The video is thought to be a small teaser for the Book Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis, where I also discuss how to make the Fractals within Apophysis. Among other details that can help you to create a stylish picture. For now have fun with this little workshop! Additionally, as a small gimmick, I included the final result of the workshop in different wallpaper versions to the project materials. Enjoy!
Mid 2013 the German publisher Galileo Design approached me asking if I’d be interested in writing a Workshop for an upcoming book release. I previously worked with them on a Video Workshop project which turned out really nice. After a short time thinking about the offer, I sat down with them and talked about what we could do for the book. We ended up with my suggestion to bring interested people a little closer to what’s all possible with Fractals. In my eyes Apophysis deserves more exposure since I find it a very inspiring and creative tool to create some really cool looking stuff. Just today I noticed that my last released Fractal piece was 2009. A far too long time! So it doesn’t surprise me how much fun I had creating the piece I did for the Workshop. The book itself comes in truly top shape quality. Especially the paper quality surprised me and is really worth every cent. Also a big thanks to everyone involved for their advice and help during the writing process!
If you are good with the German language then maybe the book might be something for you.
After a longer break it’s time for the 22nd Exhibit of The Luminarium Artgroup: Illuminate V. This time it was freeballin’ for everyone with a “Freestyle” topic. While there is normally a more defined topic, the art collective had free reign over what to create for the exhibit. As usual there are quite some amazing works to see and enjoy. Digital art, Abstract, Digital painting, Photography and Music. For me it’s always an honor to be amongst such talented people and have my work side by side with theirs. Yet again I did some Scifi work. Info to my piece “Echoes” can be found here.
All of these works from all kinds of different fields of expertise surely are a nice source for inspiration! So be sure to check it out -> Illuminate V
A few weeks ago I got asked to write a short tutorial on how I created my ‘Hades – Valiant‘ picture. The picture has a distinct painterly look and they wanted that explained a bit. As usual space in magazines is limited and therefor I had to cut a couple of things. Nonetheless it all should be able to point you guys into the right directions. Basically how to apply textures and add life to your scene using blending modes and filters. Overall surely a nice insight!
Last year I missed posting a neat little article about Exposé Vol. 10 due to various reasons. So a little review for it now. But hey, what else to say than ‘amazing’. Again the quality is just wonderful. Congrats to all the artists who made it in and a thanks to them for creating such massive inspirational content. It’s just a great resource to go back to if you’re stuck in a creative hole. The #10 edition of the book series was something I wanted to be part of so bad! It’s an anniversary release and I consider it an honor to be a part of it. The pic selected for inclusion was Skyhigh. I always liked that one and thought it deserves a spot in one of the Exposé books. So you can imagine how happy I was when it got selected.
Now it’s time for the new release of Ballistic Publishing’s Exposé series. It’s Exposé Vol. 11 and again I was one of the lucky guys (and gals) to become featured in it. This time it’s something special for me. It’s the first time I got an unreleased picture into the book. I always wanted to present a new picture along with the merits of having it featured in this book. Makes me a little proud. Especially since it’s a picture where I tried myself on something a little new. As for the book itself it can again be noted that the quality is great. The selected pictures throughout the categories of the book look great and serve perfect as motivation and inspiration.