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AcD: ION Arcadia I (Early Prototype)

This is another (science-fiction) concept focusing primarily on composition and scale.  You’ll see this theme fairly often as I find it fascinating!  This concept is a spacecraft that is used primarily for human transport.  If under attack, the ship can actually break apart on its own and then regroup into a single entity once the [...]

AcD: Lost Souls

It’s amazing what you can do with such a simple scene such as the one I’ve created here.  Again, in these examples it’s about the composition and the “look” rather than a heavy emphasis on the underlying models.  I call this series “Lost Souls” as it is about the vast cityscape and the isolation of [...]

7: Concept Vehicle – Initial Sketches

Right now I’m unsure how many sketches I’ll post on a daily basis, but here are a few from day 1.  Prismacolor pencil is, I think, the best way to get some initial ideas on paper; doing a similar exercise in digital just isn’t the same. As you can see here, I’m leaning towards a [...]

Key Ingredients for Success.

(from “Learned Optimism” by Martin Seligman)

Electronica Genius.

I recently acquired Joris Voorn’s 2008 mix – “Balance” – on double CD.  In short, the compilation is simply a masterpiece of electronica and well-crafted mixes. Joris’ introduction pretty much says it all: “The process of making these mixes has been more like painting with sound rather than performing a traditional DJ-mix. “As you can [...]

Foretelling the Future.

I have been reading Isaac Asimov’s Prelude to Foundation (first published in 1988) off and on over the past several months.  I found it interesting that several passages towards the middle of the book bear a close resemblance to features found within Amazon’s Kindle: Display: “The pages aren’t blank, they’re covered with microprint.  [..]  If [...]

Contrast Ratio.

While the year is not yet over, 2009 has ultimately been a lesson in contrast.  In 2006 I went into a relationship with unique optimism, hope and love (marriage) to end up with feelings of terminal loss, distrust and despair (death).  Fortunately this experience has served as a catalyst to help me advance to a [...]