Saturday, January 31, 2009

Call for entries

The Artist's Magazine is now accepting entries for the 26th Annual Art Competition. More than $25,000 in cash prizes. Winners and finalists will be featured in the December 2009 issue of The Artist's Magazine. 13 finalists will be featured in The Artist's Magazine's 2009 Calendar. In addition, nine finalists will be featured in the "Competition Spotlight" in The Artist's Magazine, 12 finalists will be featured as "Artist of the Month" on our website, and all winners and finalists will receive a certificate suitable for framing.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


ConceptArt.Org announces it's first International Art and Design Symposium in Dallas, Texas from March 28. till 31. 2009. More details and a list of the tutors can be found here.

The event is sponsored by companies such as Google, SMU, the Guildhall, ReelFX, the AFI Film Festival, Corel and others.

Tuition link

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge is a first person action-adventure video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE). The game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2008. A Windows version was also released on January 13, 2009.
Mirror's Edge delivers you straight into the shoes of this unique heroine as she traverses the vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in intense combat and fast paced chases. With a never before seen sense of movement and perspective, you will be drawn into Faith's world.

The outdoor sections are bathed in glorious light and the city stretches far into the distance, whereas the indoor sections are brilliantly designed and capture the tone of the story perfectly.

A powerful artistic vision enhanced by the occasional tattered fabric, shattered glass, and smoke and fire of the PhysX effects.

Mirror’s Edge 2D Beta
© 2008 Electronic Arts Inc.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

3D for Everyone

SketchUp continues to make slow and complicated 3D modeling a thing of the past. It's popularity and maturity has approached a level where we can accept user friendly, real-time 3D modeling and be critical about new capabilities and features. Narrated videos that cover everything from basic to advanced SketchUp topics can be found here. Recently opened it's own forum dedicated to this software, a place to explore the 2d/3d methods of making design.

free downloads! are available at

Create, modify and share 3D models at the 3D Warehouse.
A searchable, online repository of 3D models where you can find anything you need and share your models with the world.

Google SketchUp Blog

Friday, January 16, 2009

Massive Black: Volume 1

Volume 1 brings together more than 700 pieces of artwork by the Massive Black team from studios in North America and Asia. Founded in 2002 by a group of passionate developers, Massive Black has grown to become a powerhouse of the entertainment industry—particularly in the areas of concept art, illustration, 3D, animation and intellectual property development. During its six-year history, the company has worked on 210 projects, generating a staggering 30,000 pieces of concept art for games, film, television, graphic novels, toys, and advertising.
For more information please visit and ballistic publishing