Monday, May 23, 2016

More On The Inc Model Kit

Inc Artist Nathan Fariss has added photographs of the unpainted Inc The Robot Model kit on his model blog. Check it out!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Will Be Speaking At IAMAG Master Classes In March 2017

I know this is 10 months away, but I will be speaking in France at the IAMAG Master Classes in March 2017. There will be a total of 15 speakers, the 2017 list isn't finalized, but folk like Ryan Church and Ash Thorp will be speaking as well. Check it out, I'll have way more information later in the year as all the details finalize:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Xeelee Sequence Exultant Greenship

Greenship from the book "Exultant" from the Xeelee Sequence by Stephen Baxter. Greenships are starfighters in the Interim Coalition of Governance. Resembling massive three-pronged claws, they are armed with three starbreaker cannon turrets, one for each blister (a clear bubble containing one crew member) at the tips of the prongs, and a monopole cannon, which fires spacetime defects. Its trifurcated design was all about redundancy, a ship could lose two of its three blisters and still function.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated May 16th 2016

To create my Megastructures 4 painting, I decided to limit myself to using 2d perspective grids rather than creating a full 3d image. This tutorial goes into all the details of how to use grids to paint in 1 point, 2 point and 3 point perspective, and using Photoshop's transform - Deform tool to put flat objects into proper perspective. The first half of the video shows all the theory, and the second half shows a portion of my actual process creating the final painting at double speed with narration. Achieving proper perspective is an important fundamental skill and this video will give you some tips and tricks how to add more accurate perspective to your own imagery. Comes with a free 4096 pixel perspective grid.

37 min video, $2
Painting A Scifi Image With 3 Point Perspective (Gumroad)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Megastructures 4 Krasnikov Tube

A Krasnikov Tube is a permanent space warp created behind a spaceship as it travels at near lightspeed to some distant star system, and then uses the resulting tube for the return trip. The tube would provide a distortion of space such that it gets you back home shortly after you left. Painted in Photoshop, the main image uses no 3d, just various photos and hand painted elements. Will post a tutorial on the process in the near future.