At the end of each month we want to inform you about general space 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.
- Did you know...? - Youtube video
- Very interesting articles about space and the universe
- NASA, Japan Release Most Complete Topography of Earth
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!!!
Don't miss the chance to chat with *ANTIFAN-REAL!
`taenaron and I are very proud to announce a public chat-session with Gary Tonge alias *ANTIFAN-REAL!
When? July 12th, 9 pm GMT+0! Don't forget to mark that day in your calendar! Now!
What time will that be in my country?
Hmm? Duration about 60-90minutes
Now what? If you want to talk to him, please write me a note with your question. Because of the time-frame we need to find an efficient solution. You'll be member of a group that is going to be allowed to write. And in the interest of fairness: First come, first served. When the time is over.... hmm then it's over
If you only want to participate and read, that's perfectly fine, too! I hope you'll enjoy this session. Some others are already planned... so be prepared.
A few thumbs out of Gary Tonge's gallery
June 2009 - Daily Deviations
MOON by ~STUDIOBLINKTWICE shows a real funny and well executed concept of traditional art. Make sure to check out his humorous gallery!
Cavern Base Flight Deck by *Gaius31duke Perfect contrast and colors meet a nice concept and execution. I really love the special touch the image has. His gallery is full of similar awesome paintings!
Hudson City by ~dylancole
Suggester said: "Perfect artwork with amazing details. Great piece of Sci-Fi". Simple but that's what it is. Dylan Cole is one of the worlds best matte-painters. Make sure to check out his work!
Terra Insomnia by ~Pr3t3nd3r The high quality ring combined with a nice detailed planet and background make this simple scene looking extraordinary. I really love the feeling the image gives off!
The Sixth Extinction by ~synax444
Suggester said:"Great use of colors and another extremely nice example of how should a fractal nebula look like. The misterious creature looks creepy and somehow awesome." I have to second that: there are only a few deviants who are able to creat such awesome nebulae by using fractals.
Lost in the Space by ~javieralcalde
Suggester said:From the moment I laid eyes on the small thumbnail sitting in my inbox, I knew I had to take a closer look. I'm glad I clicked the link. I couldn't stop staring at this thing. There's something stirring about this that has struck me more than anything else I've seen in his gallery so far. Don't get me wrong, the rest of his gallery is seriously impressive but this just blew me away.
Keep an eye on this image (because it is not finished yet but going to be awesome) and the artist because there is a lot of beautiful stuff to see!
Asia by ~Peter-Ortiz is simply beautiful. A well deserved DD for a very awesome artist! (This was a hidden hint to visit his gallery as well)
dominance war IV-Cyborg by ~godbo6
I'm deeply impressed by the amount of details shown in this picture. It really scares the longer you look at it. And it's only one impressing picture in a gallery full of masterpieces
play chess with robot by ~cuson
Ahh, this must be heaven. Growing old and to play chess with a good friend all day long..
Beautifully Confined by ~Phritz
"Beautifully Confined" is a great piece of art. One can look for ages at this work, while dreaming beautiful dreams.
Deep Space V2 by ~aRchAng3lZz
I really love the effort he put into the nebula and starfield, which both are very convincing. Keep an eye on this fast developing artist!
Suggestor said: One of the most inspiring and beautiful digitally painted pieces I have ever seen. This is perfect example that painting can look better than photo!
Mining Colony by ~Andr-Sar is full with details which makes it absolutely breathtaking! This HUGE father of all asteroids combined with the well painted background makes the piece inspirational for every space artist out there. The rest of this artist's gallery is as good as this piece! Everyone should check him out!
He sure is right! Be sure to check out ~Andr-Sar's gallery if you haven't already!
Destiny - Good vs Evil by *keepwalking07
A very great entry for the contest and an simply awesome picture in general. The image shows the result of somebody who really is dedicated to a genre!
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