Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ballistic Publishing Announces Exotique 4

Ballistic Published have announced the pending release of their latest edition of their popular and gorgeous Exotique books. Exotique 4 firmly establishes itself as the benchmark for CG character art featuring the work of artists from 45 countries. EXOTIQUE 4 includes more art from China, Korea, Indonesia, and Singapore and showcases a broader range of styles and cultures.

The work of 215 highly-talented artists fills EXOTIQUE 4 with 322 pieces of inspiring character art in genres from science fiction, fantasy, and anime, to photorealism and stylized realism.

EXOTIQUE 4 also packs an additional 30 pieces of artwork into 16 more pages than the previous edition. Go to the Ballistic Publishing website to flick through the book.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ballistic Publishing Releases Expose 6

Ballistic Published have release their latest edition of their popular and gorgeous EXPOSÉ books. EXPOSÉ 6 which was judged by an international team of leading artists features 334 inspiring images prepared by 257 artists from 43 countries, you will discover the very best work across 20 different categories. EXPOSÉ 6 includes the work of 108 unpublished artists.

All editions of EXPOSÉ 6 are available for immediate shipping.EXPOSÉ 6 is available in three editions: Hard Cover (USD$64); Soft Cover (USD$75); and Limited Edition (USD$170). The Limited Edition release includes an additional 16 pages of artist profiles and 8 Limited Edition prints. Go to the Ballistic website to flick through the book at
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

d'artiste : Digital Painting 2

d'artiste : Digital Painting 2
This latest volume in the d'artiste series from Ballistic Publishing is a sequel to the excellent Digital Painting book which featured digital artists Linda Bergkvist, Phillip Straub, John Wallin and Robert Chang. Like all books in this series, Digital Painting 2 follows a similar format and features some of the works and also tutorials from several talented artists in this field. It also features selected works at the end of each guest artists section in which the artist comments on the piece being shown. This volume features digital artists Don Seegmiller, Mélanie Delon, Daniel Dociu and Marta Dahlig. visit the product page for more information. As usual d'artiste: Digital Painting 2 is presented in Slipcased and Limited Edition versions.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Alex Maleev

Cover for Daredevil 41
Comic artists have come a long way since the styles established in the early days of Batman, Superman and The X-men. Alex Maleev is one of a number of eastern european artists whose fine art inspired and highly graphical style of art has graced the covers and interiors of many high profile characters from Marvel, DC and other publishers. His work on titles like Daredevil and The Crow has drawn a lot of attention. His highly regarded work on Daredevil is considered to be the best work on the title since Frank Millers run in the 70's. His work was also used as Sylars Paintings in the hit television series Heroes. Check out his work at and The Comic Art Community.
Sylars painting of Kirby Plaza - Heroes TV Series

Monday, May 05, 2008

Expose 6 Available For Pre-Order

Expose 6 - limited edition prints
Ballistic Publishing have announce that you can now preorder the newest edition of their excellent Expose series. EXPOSÉ 6 features the usual selection of excellent artwork, with 334 inspiring images prepared by 257 artists from 43 countries, it showcases the very best work across 20 different categories. As usual there are 3 editions of this book and the first 300 purchasers will be gifted with 8 prints and a CD with a specially commissioned 15 minute Video Tutorial from Linda Bergkvist. Syd Mead has been awarded the Grandmaster Award for this edition. Click here to pre-order your book.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sketchfeed - Concept Art

Sketchfeed blog logo
Sketchfeed is a blog based community dedicated to covering art and artists who work in concept art and digital illustration. The blog covers the work from artists such as Jason Chan, Xavier Marquis and Andrew Jones. Pop on over to and have a read.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Todd Lockwood

The Art of Todd Lockwood - Transitions
Todd Lockwood is a fine Fantasy Artist who was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He had the Rocky Mountains as his backyard, Was a big fan of Sci-fi and fantasy flicks and TV. His early passion for Tolkien and Dungeons and Dragons were part of what shaped him into one fo the finest fantasy Artists around. He's a big dan of Role-Playing which he's been doing for over 25 years. He is also a fan of one of my favourite subjects and someone whom I respect greatly, namely Mythology and Joseph Campbell.

His artwork if bright vibrant and reminds me very much of a fantasy version Tim White's work in it's luminosity and colour sense. Check out Todds Work at his personal web-site.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Preston Gannaway

Photo Credit: Preston Gannaway/Concord MonitorPhoto Credit: Preston Gannaway/Concord Monitor from her Pulitzer Prize-winning photo-essay "Remember Me."

Preston Gannaway is an award winning photojournalist, who works for the Concord Monitor, in New Hampshire. I came across her work, after reading a recent post on one of my favourite sites - Prestons work is beautiful, challenging, insightful and inspiring. She tells stories with her images, that hold you and make you want to see more.

A lot of her images have a peek-a-boo quality without the feeling of being voyeuristic. Many of her images use off centre compositions which are framed in unusual ways by the objects and environments in which they are shot. Her Photo-essay "Remember Me" was the first to draw my attention because of the Pulitzer Prize it won, however the rest are equally of note. Visit her personal site at it'll be well worth your time.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Dave Stevens 1955 - 2008

Dave Stevens 1955 - 2008
I was shocked to find out today that Dave Stevens passed away at the age of 52 on March 11th 2008, from complications due to leukemia. The creator of the Rocketeer and popular cover artist during much of the 80's and 90's, will be missed, greatly. Dave Stevens is survived by his mother, Carolyn; his sisters, Jennie and Melody; and his brother, Dan. There is a memorial page at the Dave Stevens official website.

Bettie Page Portrait By Dave Stevens

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Martin Evening Photography

Cover of Photoshop CS3 for Photographers
Marting Evening is a photographer and imageer who specialises in creating images for the fashion industry. His work is often vibrant, colourful and eyecatching. Hew also produces some of the best books for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He is also a partner with Jeff Schewe, Andrew Rodney, Mac Holbert, Seth Resnick in Pixel Genius which makes plug-ins for Photoshop. Martin also contributes to ProDIG which he helped found with Ed Horwich. His website although simple is well worth a visit for some very beautiful images.

Creative Imaging News - Artsites New Home

About a year ago I launched Creative Imaging News and in that year I've been busy working on reviews, news and info dealing with creative imaging, photography and art tools and products. Artsites was constantly on my mind ... I wanted to continue with this site as there are just so many interesting and cool places out there to get inspiration ... so about a week ago I rolled artsites into CIN. Now to begin updating the blog, which I'll be doing about twice a week.