At the end of each month we want to inform you about general space and science fiction related stuff that has happened, promote contests and show you all the daily deviations that have been given out by us last month. If you have any suggestions or proposals please let us know.
- Winds of Change on Saturn
- Jupiter: Our Cosmic Protector?
- Astrophysicists solve a Milky Way gamma ray mystery
To make it short and easy: please take a look at my "Tutorial Collection". You can find it here. These guides should help you to get started with space art. Some of them are for beginners, some for advanced artists. We are constantly on the hunt for new tutorials and if you have any suggestions and links to helpful tutorials, please note `taenaron or `gucken.
The second collection is about resources related to space art. We try to collect as many as possible for you. Please have a look at the Resources Collection.
Check it out: #SpaceArt Enjoy the growing community there. Already a long memberlist and a growing number of regular participants. We are about to organize some interviews with some very nice artists. Keep an eye on the channel!!!
Chat-Log of *ANTIFAN-REAL session
The chat-session from the 12th of july was really awesome. Because of the ~ARBot and $Moonbeam13 we were able to save the log. Click on the following link to download the pdf. The link hosted on my webspace. I don't guarantee 100% availability. ANTIFAN-REAL-Log.pdf
It looked like everyone enoyed the session. That is why we are going to think about another one. Be prepared!
ETP - Experience the planets
Experience the planets is an ongoing project to realize views from around our solar system as seen through the eyes of artists. Developed by Greg Martin along with a collaborative group of like-minded artists, ETP breaks away from fancifull notions of space and embraces the more challenging task of creating illustrations informed by scientific fact and hypothesis.
Participating deviants: *sirgerg, *JoeJesus, ~Baro, ~edlo
July 2009 - Daily Deviations
The best suggester of this month have been `j4m3sb0nd and ~aRchAng3lZz
Industrial Dawn by =ChrisCold
Very nice coloring, light and contrast make this image very special. In general, the quality of his works improves from image to image. Therefore you should make sure to check out his gallery as well!
Pilgrim by *veprikov
A real creative image that combines several impossible aspects to one fantastic scene. I really love this image!
Freedom Fighter by ~JacobCharlesDietz
The name of the image promises action and maybe an conflict. But the opposite is the case. The red flower (combined with the red color of the bot), the clouds, the little flags and the overall peaceful mood make this image really suprise you. Don't forget to read the description to get an idea of ~JacobCharlesDietz's intention for this image.
What might be the goal of these Astronauts? The interpretation of the image is completely up to you. Astronauts by *michaelkutsche for sure is an awesome image that deserves more attention!
In The Circle by *JoeJesus
Suggester said: Well There is not much to say. Amazing job on the depth and the ring of the planet. The soft colors of the background with the interesting composition really stand out. Once again excellent work from JoeJesus.
Allods by ~Tr1umph
The Suggester said: Smooth! ~Tr1umph's Allods has a striking sense of minimalism and originality. Everything flows so well, seems just sharp enough, and feels quite sublime. And it even evokes a strong sense of movement with the form of the nebulae, not to mention the depth supplied by the celestial objects throughout it. Nicely done!
I can only agree!
DW IV - SAW - Final by ~d1sk1ss
The Suggester said: There are two ways to make other people see someone's work: feature it or give it a DD. This deviation is more than worthy of a DD and attention. Believe me, you won't regret! Check out his gallery, too!
Alien and Skull painting by *dashinvaine
They came in peace... with a smile on their faces. And that's the result. Nice traditional art and a really awesome work!!!
Atmosphere Emitters by ~sittingducky
Suggester said: Just... mind blowing. Leaves you speechless, just look at all those neat details. - I second that!
Warhammer40k-SouvereignVenture by ~TheFirstAngel
Suggester said: It's bristling with awesome, lots of detail, great effects and plenty of wow factor.
Res-wR by ~Kai-S
I can't really find words for a fitting description. Click on the thumb, have a full-view, enjoy this awesome image and you'll know why I'm speechless.
where we go in our mind mod1 by ~Baro
Suggester said: The contrast, light and colors are simply beautiful in this image. I second that!
Master Universe Map by *ANTIFAN-REAL
With this map you will never get lost again!
Gas Planet tutorial Fr_Eng by ~Camille-Besneville A nice and simple tutorial for the creation of gas planets. The tutorial is available in English and French.
Monolithic Sentinels by ~dylanxedge
These majestic clouds really know that reaching to the stars is a wonderful thing to do!
"Command fleet is ready for take-off!" A really nice scene with a very cool painted feeling by ~syarul here.
Varuna Sky by =dreamwa1ker
I really love the quality and details of the station and ships. Lean back, take a full-view and enjoy the sight!
Lusitania by *AndreeWallin
That's what the suggester said: Amazing! Simply Amazing. The light, the contrast, the colors and the depth - they are just perfect. The ship looks like a 3D render and I must obey at his painting skill about that. The clouds of the planet are very well painted. Overall great picture from a great artist. Go and check the rest of his gallery - you wont regret it!
Repairshop by *andreasrocha shows, how daily business could look like in future. I'm scared but also excited! You should be excited too!
ESCAPE II by ~AlexWild
The Suggester said: Escape II is an excellent presentation of ~AlexWild's skills in both modelling and making awesome scenes. With an epic setup and perspective, one can extract an entire storyline from the piece alone. I can only agree!
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