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.