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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quarterly Rant on Conceptships

I know it's not the most popular segment here but I like to communicate things to the few readers that are possibly interested in my rants.

Let's start with the obvious Disney buys Lucasfilm for 4 billy goats story. Very interesting news there, I really hope Disney stays true to Lucas' vision and perhaps even improves on it. We shall see with Episode VII. What do you guys think of Disney's new investment?

A little side story. I attended a 16 month graphic design course at Platt College in 1990-1991 here in Denver (before it was an accredited institution)and our teacher gave me the nickname "Walt". It was sort of embarrassing to me at the time because there were so many skilled students in our class and that is all she would ever call me. I ran into her later, after "graduation" and she told me that it was my ideas and concepts that earned me that nickname as opposed to my typesetting or rendering skills. I always thought that was rather interesting and looking back at it now, it is very satisfying. Thanks Janet!

So, a lot of concept art websites and Facebook pages have been popping up lately. When I originally had the idea for Conceptships back in 2007, there was hardly anyone doing that sort of thing other than the big boys like CA.org, CGSociety, FFFFound and maybe a few others. I actually got the idea from a place called CGUnit and Scott Robertson's Design Studio Press forum. I had a feeling that more sites were going to pop up. After all, it is not very hard to repost someone else's art work, especially when I and others already had a fairly large database of concept artists and works. I thought that categorizing works by genre could be a big benefit to artists and that would also be a way to differentiate myself form all of the other would be pop-ups. I also needed something else to set myself apart and that is where the idea of the Monthly Header (then the Weekly Header) came about.

You may have noticed that I tried an experiment last month where (for the first time in years) there was a stagnant header image as opposed to the usual animated Flash loop one. It was a test to see how that would affect my page view count, bounce rate, time each user spent on the site and (obviously) ad revenue differences. You guys may not believe this but the only thing that has happened is that the ad revenue DIPPED slightly. Isn't that amazing? Page views did go up a little and bounce rates did decrease just a fraction but the test proved that the Headers are a good visual break in my layout. Somewhere along the way they will have to be converted to HTML5 but for now. They are back!

New Header coming for November. Stay tuned and THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE'S SUPPORT!!!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Concept spaceship art by Darren Douglas

Immense amount of art on Darren's CGHub page.






















Keywords: concept flying spaceship spacecraft vehicle renders art illustration design by professional concept artist darren douglas liverpool wipeout f1 killzone 2 video game concept designer

Monday, October 29, 2012

MANCHU Monday: L'Age des Etoiles - 2010

MANCHU. Quality prints for purchase on Bureau 21.


Keywords: traditional acrylic on paper science fiction spaceship illustrations by philippe bouchet manchu professional artist residing in france manchu monday high resolution definition art exclusive to concept ships blog giant spacecraft rising out of ocean water wave planet moon

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ships by Daniel Graffenberger

Fantastic work by Daniel Graffenberger.














Keywords: concept spaceship illustrations design drawings by daniel graffenberger talros sci-fi digital artwork cghub portfolio

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Concept spaceships by Jeremiah Humphries

Spaceship art by our friend Jeremiah Humphries.












Keywords: concept spaceship illustrations drawings by jeremiah humphries freelance 2D artist concept art and illustrations for games films and other stories vonmurder.deviantart.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HAWKEN concept art by Khang Le

New work by Khang Le.


Keywords: art center graduate turned professional concept artist khang le concept spaceship environments flying machines hawken concept art playhawken.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Concept ships from Buryat

Two ships from our friend Evgeny Onutchin.




Keywords: 2d rendered industrial utilitarian forms futuristic covert spy stealth flying vehicle shapes impress modern design aesthetics and principles realistic aeorodynamic renditions propositions

Monday, October 22, 2012

MANCHU Monday: Pandore - Judas dechainé

MANCHU. Quality prints for purchase on Bureau 21.


Keywords: traditional acrylic on paper science fiction spaceship illustrations by philippe bouchet manchu professional artist residing in france manchu monday high resolution definition art exclusive to concept ships blog space marines running taking fire to fortress

Friday, October 19, 2012

Concept ships by Paul Chadeisson

Fresh new stuff by Paul Chadeisson.












Keywords: spaceship art environment futuristic sci-fi science fiction scenes remember me video game french concept artist paul chadeisson pao yun soo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sci-Fi city by Mauricio Alvarado

Check out Mauricio at CGSociety.



Keywords: spaceship art environment futuristic sci-fi science fiction scene rendered by mauricio alvarado

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PROJECT 77 concept art by Martin Deschambault

PROJECT 77 concept art by our friend Martin Deschambault. More PROJECT 77 on ROBOTS.









Keywords: spaceship art design illustration painting for personal project 77 concept art by concept artist martin deschambault dechambo.com universe with designed environments creatures vehicles and characters

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Concept ship by Maxim Revin

A new ship by Maxim Revin


Keywords: concept spaceship art design environment painting by russian concept artist maxim revin

Monday, October 15, 2012

MANCHU Monday: Les Seigneurs de l'Instrumentalité III

One of my favorite illustrations by MANCHU. High quality prints for purchase on Bureau 21.


Keywords: traditional acrylic on paper science fiction spaceship illustrations by philippe bouchet manchu professional artist residing in france manchu monday high resolution definition art exclusive to concept ships blog

Friday, October 12, 2012

Spaceship paintings by Adrien Girod

Digital spaceship paintings by our friend Adrien Girod.














Keywords: spaceship digital tablet sketches paintings futuristic sci-fi science fiction environments concept art by adrien girod kurobot
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