Tag: Visual Arts

Articles and posts that deal with SF, fantasy and horror in the visual arts, including graphics, cover art, painting and related subjects.

Geek Ink

Getting "Ginked" - the fine art of genre tattooing.

Worldcon day 4. Worldcon día 4 (bilingual post)

Video and images from day 4 of Worldcon 75

WELCOME TO 2017, and 2016’s LIST OF COLUMNS

As he has done for the past several years, Steve looks back (without anger) at the previous year's columns, and hopes you found reading them worthwhile. And now: To Infinity—And Beyond! as someone once said!

The Retro Look and Stranger Things

Designer M. D. Jackson defends the visual style of the Netflix series Stranger Things, saying that its retro 80s look is a deliberate homage.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder Part 4

M. D. Jackson's final installment on the history of visual effects in cinema takes us from the CGI revolution of Jurassic Park to the present.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 3

In the third part of his history of computer generated imagery, M. D. Jackson takes us from The Last Starfighter to Terminator 2, with a side trip to the Italian renaissance.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 1

In the dance of the ever-improving computer image, our own perceptions are a willing partner.

Asni’s Art Blog: Ground Control to Major Tom

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? Part 5: The...

Wrapping up the series by talking about a final and really influential technological change, the digital revolution.

The Metal Flowers: A Steampunk Arts DIY Session

Shanghai goes steampunk

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude (Part 4)

The fourth installment of MD Jackson's comic art history.

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Shuttle

Having a permanent space station in orbit is all well and fine, but how to get people and materials on and off it?

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 3)

The flawed heroes and the shared universe weren't the only revolutions that Stan Lee brought to the business

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part Two)

Will Eisner was part artist and part businessman. In 1936 at the age of nineteen he and his partner Jerry Iger formed a studio that hired artists to produce comic books

Asni’s Art Blog: International Space Station

It is time I picked up the thread of my series on art inspired by real existing space exploration.

Why was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 1)

Why was early comic book art so crude? It wasn't all the artist's fault....

Who is DOC SAVAGE?

"The Rock" as Doc: Good, bad or...?

Asni’s Art Blog: Matariki

Happy New Year from New Zealand!

Invasive Procedures (Not for the Squeamish)

It's cast iron stomach time as Mr. Jackson related a recent medical adventure to some SF scenes we'd probably like to forget.

Cameo Creeps: Tiny Paintings With Monster Details!

Fascinating collectible miniature monster paintings with amazing detail and bone-chilling appeal! Cameo Creeps are painstakingly detailed miniature monster portraits inspired by Elizabethan paintings of the...

Darwyn Cooke: 1962 – 2016

There are artists, and then there are comic book artists. Purely and simply, Darwyn Cooke was a comic book artist.

Asni’s Art Blog: Star Wars Popularity Contest: Boba Fett

I've come across quite a staggering amount of Boba Fett art considering that this is at best a secondary character.

Science Fiction After a Fashion

What will we be wearing in the future? Better hope SF is not accurate with its predictions.

Asni’s Art Blog: Star Wars Popularity Contest: Old Friends

What other trilogy has brought back the original actors, playing the same parts, 40 years on?

I’ve Been Watching Doctor Who for a Long Time

  Okay, let me just put this out there. My favorite science fiction TV program is Doctor Who. To most of you that statement probably elicits...

Death

2016 takes its toll

…and it was all Yellow

Embrace the Yellow!

Judging Books by Their Covers: Star Guard

Can you judge a book by multiple covers?
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