for anyone interested and on Wattpad my four part short story Dark Horizons is now on Wattpad: Dark Horizons on Wattpad Simon 🙂
I've been thinking about creating cover art and (hopefully) book covers for some time. The big thing with this is how to go about it, I couldn't work it out and I'm quite a creative person. That was until I read this from Christoper Doll: Drawing a spaceship a day Now, while I'm not drawing a... Continue Reading →
Over the last couple of years I've written a number of short and not so short stories and trying to give them the visibility they deserve is a bit hard when they're hidden behind a menu system on my blog page. So I've put as many of them as I can find on this post and I'm going to pin it on my page. Many of them aren't finished, but you know - Rome wasn't built in a day and all that.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped scientists get a better idea of the size of 'Oumuamua — the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. Source: NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua No ownership claimed on images or materials: Credit NASA
An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
A great post from Rebecca on using Gimp to create fantasy maps.
At the end of September, I put up online a map (see below) I had created for my WIP fantasy series Graceborn. I was touched by everyone’s enthusiasm for my map, and I received a LOAD of questions about how I made it! So here it is—the post I promised on how to make a map like mine.
First off, a preliminary note: the program I used is called GIMP (more details below). This post is not a step-by-step guide on how to use GIMP, because there are WAY better sources of information out there on that. I have included one such video tutorial in this post, which I relied upon heavily while creating my map, and you might find useful. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this, and I’d love to hear from you if you make your own fantasy maps!!
Step 1 – Sketch your map…
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Hi there bloggies! Here we and the Planet Simon blog orbit completes another trip around the blogoshpere. I don't know about you guys but the impending sight of the end of 2018 is bringing all kind of business and stuff that's making spare time hard to find. I'm trying to ignore Christmas but this is... Continue Reading →
As my regular bloggies know I've been messing about with art work for over a year now and with this I've been sketching out ideas and transferring them to digital and doing fun things. But I've also wanted to improve my sketching. So I've looked on Youtube on how to draw the human face and... Continue Reading →
Gimp - Gnu Image Manipulation Program, an open source program that like Photoshop is able to do amazing things with graphics and photo's. Unlike Photoshop it costs nothing and it's feature set is still comparable. This is a series of posts I've created on how Gimp can be used to help create worlds and give... Continue Reading →
NASA's Dawn mission is over after 11 years. The only spacecraft to have orbited two worlds runs out of fuel: via NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End | NASA net Simon Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit find me on my Planet Simon Facebook Page Find some of my... Continue Reading →
NEW PORTION IN BOLD Join us for a progressive writing experiment! Laura from www.todaysdose.wordpress.com and Simon from Planet Simon came up with the idea that we work together on a story 'seed' and let it out into the blogoshpere she has begun the story with only a few paragraphs and a title, I've added a little... Continue Reading →
Hi there bloggies! Another week begins and another blog obit comes around again., there's not long to go until the end of the year. I know that you don't really want to hear this, I don't either but you know these are the facts. What could the new year bring? What new goals could there... Continue Reading →