Back in early spring when food was hard to come by for all our feathered and furry friends the local squirrel (or one of them) was as is usual helping himself to the birsds nuts and it seems they were having some difficulty getting to the nuts inside. This was evident from the way the … Continue reading The Squirrel Cage Cutter
After the fairly successful Horsehead Nebula I dived into a bit of planetary art this time the clouds of Jupiter were the subject. This took a fair bit of time this piece as the colours and patterns had to be shaped and merged and all of that good stuff. I’m quite pleased with this one … Continue reading Space Art – The Clouds of Jupiter
I had an urge the other week – that was to create the Horsehead Nebula, I’ve been shying away from digital painting and I simply decided to have a go and see where it took me. Taking a shot of it from NASA I painted, smeared and added stars and all of that – piled … Continue reading Space Art – The Horsehead Nebula
As part of my aim to create more art in both digital and traditional ways I wanted to re-create the space scene that I use quite a lot on my site and see how well I could make it using what I had. Unlike the previous times I have created planet rings I didn’t take … Continue reading Space Art – Saturn and the Distant Sun
I’ve been playing with overlays again. This time I’ve overlayed the Gargantua black hole from Interstellar. What do ya think? I might try getting more daring with these… See what I can find.
I’ve been very much in a creative lull lately. Since pretty much the beginning of the year I’ve hardly written, drawn, sketched or done any digital art… I needed to rejuvenate my creativeness. So I looked about a bit and I found myself a book on creating Sci-Fi concepts! Mechanika from Doug Chiang is packed … Continue reading Drawing Sci-Fi and finding Imagination
I’ve been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. What do we think about seeing Saturn at sunset over the horizon. I made a few pictures of this, which one is best do you think? Saturn from Cassini (Credit NASA / JPL) overlayed onto … Continue reading Image Overlays – Saturn at Sunset
I’ve been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. This one is of Neptune and Triton taken from Voyager 2 overlayed onto a sunset picture that I took. What do you think?
As it’s Halloween month I thought I would create some seasonal drawings. This pumpkin drawing is a simple and quick little sketch that quite cool. Layers Use the layer tool to create different layers for all the different drawing elements, this will help greatly in putting everything in the right order. Find it under Layer … Continue reading Digital Art with InkScape – The Spooky Scene
On Tueday Jupiter was at opposition, this means that the Sun, Earth and Jupiter are all in a line and it’s the closest that Jupiter gets to us this year. It also happened to be the closest Jupiter will be for a long time, so I was keen to get out and see what images … Continue reading Jupiter and Saturn – autumn planets
Any of my long time bloggiesw ill know that one of my favourite all time SciFi stories is 2001 A Space Odyssey. For quite some time I’ve been thinking about what piece of work I could do for this. Eventually I chose this one, alshtough I have to say now that I would have done … Continue reading 2001 – An Art Odyssey
Dear Mr Alien, I do have to ask for your help here, you’ve probably done all of this and know what we’ve got to do but why do we humans make it so difficult for ourselves? Can you tell us where we’re going wrong? We humans as a race are divided like this and in … Continue reading Dear Mr Alien… Division