Friday, 6 December 2013

Architectural Coolularities

I have all these tabs open in my browser which have cool pieces of architecture that come through on my feeds or Twitter or whatever and they are still there because - well - if I just close them I will never find them again. Soooo I thought I could at least post a few here under the guise of tidying up - but really it is about showcasing some inspired design work that is making a positive effect on the built environment we inhabit.

Good sources for me are sites like Dezeen and Inhabitat but there are so so many.

Here are some links to projects featured in that splash of imagery:
UNStudio's Chinese Shopping Centre
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport terminal
BIG's Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier
Zaha Hadid's Heyder Aliyev Centre
MAP13 Vaulted Brick Pavilion
ITKE Pavilion

PLUS, Autodesk is looking at VDI solutions to bring Revit to all our devices (link)

Thursday, 5 December 2013


As we near the end of another year (whew the years are streaming by) it is the season for some very talented people to mashup songs, film, news, internet silliness etc into some very intricate pieces of video artistry. The examples here are inspirational in how they layer the various audio tracks and visuals to craft that seamless showcase:

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

COFA Annual 2013

While the COFA website is light-on for content on their big annual show so far, their revitalised campus makes for an impressive stage for all the student work to be displayed. I also didn't run across the digital or film works, if they were screening somewhere on the grounds I missed them - bummer. Anyhow the new gallery spaces and even the studios made for a pretty nifty suite of spaces to explore the various specialisations in art making from a huge set of graduating students.

The promo pic used for the COFA Annual by Kyle M Morgan is just one of a heap of their pieces and there were many other fun things showing a big range in ideas and approaches. I think my favourite set was the one in the middle below (oops didn't record the artist's name - Gah), anyhow they used a variety of different lollies like jaffas, marsh mallows, milk bottles, raspberry drops etc to create these quite amazing pieces that are wonderfully textural.

There were so many fascinating things I highly recommend people get down to COFA and take some time to explore all the fun before it is gone!

EDIT: COFA Annual 2013 site is now alive so you can check out the work.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Jim and Thrail

Our 13th age campaign has some very interesting characters. Here is a quick sketch on the GalaxyNote8 using SketchbookPro. Poor Jim has just experienced his first taste of the taint that plagues the world that he was protected from on the moon. That said he was being brought up as a farm animal by the Multitude (aberrant collective conscience of green lights) who are an interesting 'ally' in the campaign thus far. While he is very innocent of most ways of the world, he has a disturbing knack of being able to insult and befuddle powerful foes with words that bite...

Plus here are a few more sketches from a little while ago of Thrail (my Tentacle Dwarf fighter)

Monday, 2 December 2013

More Star Wars 1313 Concept Work

The concept art for Star Wars 1313 I looked at yesterday was not everything! Yes, more there is. So why not enjoy these darker visions via the pages of IGN and ItsArtMag.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Star Wars 1313

As I continue to try and squeeze in study and thinking for a Star Wars Edge of the Empire campaign, I like running across inspiration from all quarters. Today I grabbed 2 TPBs from the Kings Comics sale Star Wars Agent of the Empire Volumes 1 and 2 which will be fun as soon as I finish up Star Wars at War with the Empire Volume 2. But then I came across Star Wars 1313!

The website for Star Wars 1313 gives us an intro to the Lucasarts game that would take us deep beneath Curuscant. It appears this gritty adventure is fully on hold after Lucasarts was shutdown earlier in the year but at least the site is still up and we can see some beautiful artwork there that shows off the depth of the Star Wars universe through the hands and minds of some talented creative folk. I live the seedy, dingy, finge nature of it all, how good is that 'fire in an astro-droid'.