Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ashley Wood

Another of my favourite artists is Ashley Wood, who is well know for his work on titles like Spawn, Popbot, Lore and Automatic Kafka. His work hints at nightmares and dreams, mixes mechanisms with sexual imagery and looks more like fine art than what most comics fans would associate with conventional sequential art. As an illustrator for over 15 years he has enjoyed working on projects for a diverse range of clients, including Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Sony, Konami, LucasArts/LucasFilm, Microsoft, Vivendi International, Random House, Marvel Comics and Todd McFarlane Productions. He is a three-time Spectrum Award winner and a two-time Communication Arts award winner. Visit Ashleys world at his website and his blog ashleybambaland. is a web community of artists who collaborate and share idea, images, work and experience. It is a place for education and a webportal where you can meet like minded peoples.
Conceptart provides a venue where you can showcase your works and get feedback from like minded individuals. It is also frequented by industry professionals and by corporate sponsors based in the world of digital creativity. In their own words: "We have lofty goals. We want a place which we can all learn and share our works. We want to improve the quality of art education on the internet. We do not believe that the information about art should be only for those who can afford the expensive private schools. We want to help those with talent, regardless of income. We want to even be able to offer scholarships to a select few with need and talent. The latter is one of our biggest goals and we are currently seeking corporate sponsorships in order to make this happen. It will happen."

The site is frequented by individuals who work with companies like: LucasFilm, ILM, Tippett Studios, Massive Black Inc, Nintendo, Acclaim, Escape, Vivendi-Universal, Ubisoft, Blur, id, Flagship Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision, and many more. I vist them regularly to catch up on what several of my favourite artists are getting up to. Join the community and visit them today at