Monday, December 10, 2012

model kits

Industria Mechanika works with concept artists and sculptors, both traditional and 3D, to bring their original ideas to the world in the form of high-quality resin model kit products. These products are available in the shop and through a small network of distributors.

Already available are designs from Scott Robertson, Ian McQue, Derek Stenning, Miguel Lopez (below) and many more.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

free download

Ryan Hawkin's Vertex is still available for free on his website. The 300-page PDF includes everything from 2D concepts to 3D rendering and is one of the most comprehensive resources for a game artist's library.

download a high-rez-file at

Monday, October 08, 2012

crowd funding for design projects

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects such as films, games, music, design and comics. Each project is independently created and crafted by the person behind it. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen and receive rewards in exchange for their efforts.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

book recommendation

Two educational books from independent publisher KEEOS.COM, only distributed through their own website:

•Design Sketching was written with the main goal of creating a source of inspiration by showing a collection of different types of sketches. Containing work from over 60 designers, covering diverse fields such as product, automotive and fashion design.

Learning Curves, whilst also aimed at providing a source of inspiration, has a much stronger emphasis on showing, how one can teach oneself to sketch. Includes basic theory, investigative and explorative sketches from the early stages of projects, explanatory sketches used to communicate, and persuasive sketches done to sell and express emotion. Round off with 6 step by step sketching tutorials.

Thursday, September 06, 2012


Selfpublischer is the platform where comic creators meet fans. The Magazin is available for free to download from their server.

This month's issue contains: Interviews with Amy Letts, Jennifer Walker, Eric Douthitt. Convention Report, Comics in a Bottle, The Condition One App, Sneak Peek features, How To Create a Comic Book, Ads from indy studios and tons of reviews.

Self Publisher Magazine, 44 page full size and color, download here →

Monday, August 13, 2012

Nuthin' But Mech

Design Studio Press just released a book devoted to robot and mecha designs only. Nuthin' But Mech is the first installment of a series and will showcase the work of designers such as Thom Tenery, Feng Zhu, Greg Broadmore, Ian McQue, Marc Gabbana, Neil Ross and Peter Popken among others. To preview more images and buy the book please visit Design Studio Press →

Friday, August 03, 2012

cars is a professional informative online service and community aimed mainly at professionals in the automotive industry, design students and transportation design devotees.

Designers can show their professional level by posting their works in the ‘Portfolio’ section, where the works are discussed and rated by the community. Apart from the informational and social constituents the site has educational facilities such as tutorials and master-classes. Moreover, the site is specialized in holding different types of contests.

The project was launched in 2001 as a Russian-speaking web-source, which deservedly gained general popularity in Russia and other countries – starting with the specialists, who work in the industrial and automotive design sphere.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

GDC Europe, Cologne 2012

The world's largest trade fair and event for interactive games and entertainment opens it's doors from August 15 to 19, 2012. Gamescom is accompanied by in- and outdoor events, live-acts and performances through out the duration. Day one will be exclusively reserved for trade visitors

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Loikamania is a weekly podcast hosted by writer/illustrator Pat Loika. It’s a free-form comics and pop-culture podcast where Pat reviews the latest comics, movies, TV and even music offerings with various friends and industry guests such as Eric Canete, Leinil Francis Yu, Adi Granov and Ramon Perez

The official site to the Loikamania pop-culture podcast

Thursday, July 05, 2012

follow the black rabbit

Beth Cavener Stichter is a sculptor residing in the U.S. state of Washington. She has exhibited internationally and teaches workshops across the country. Her working method is unusual. The solid stoneware sculptures, often built up with 2,000 or more pounds of clay at a time, are cut into pieces and hollowed out before reassembling again for firing. A slideshow and a brief introduction of this process can be seen on her website under the Materials and Techniques section.

Beth Cavener's website

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

August 09- 12, 2012

For four days, top creative professionals from the worlds of entertainment, film, games, comics and fine art come together to share their techniques and ideas.

WorkshopSF will include live demonstrations: digital and traditional, figure painting and drawing, lectures on character, creature, environment and technological design, storytelling for comic books, cover and marketing illustration, business practices and portfolio reviews on a recruitment day.

Monday, May 07, 2012

open sources

FreeArtSoftware lists the best free graphic design software downloads. Some may be test versions and only valid for 30 days, others are designed as freeware or licensed under open source.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Evyind Earle

Eyvind Earle was an author and illustrator, best known for his contribution to backgroundspainting and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s. Finally, goes online with many images of his oil paintings and serigraphs.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New at the App Store

Adobe releases Photoshop Touch today.
The Little brother of CS5 is available for iPad 2 only and comes with a fairly low resolution of 1,600 x 1,600 pixels.

Buy at iTune Store for $9.99

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

concept art online conference

This global conference creates a direct worldwide connection to leading industry veterans, including game, film, and associated trans-media fields. It provides daily keynotes, over 100 speaker presentations, departmental talks, as well as secure greenlight pitch and mentor sessions. The program includes gripping discussion, informative Q&A periods, shared post-mortems and career days too.

Track topics include I.P. Development, Production, Art, Design, Technology, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Media and Business, This important event is brought to life within an easy, proven, secure, online tool suite that is conveniently available 24/7.

Info and registration at

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

art blog

…and here is another nice web blog. This time hosted by architect Alison Sampson featuring hundreds of remarkable images from comics, illustration, architecture and graphic design.

Monday, January 23, 2012


For resource hunters and all those interested in cinematography, here are some nice websites with movie screengrabs. The first link is exclusively dedicated to Hitchcock's films: