Thursday, 16 September 2010

I want to be a ufo

Artists and information will be added over time.

The monster is fantastic, my plan for the future is to start a comic based on monsters from such book covers. I would also like to investigate the idea of making monster puppets and to create a story.

René Laloux, from the amazing film 'Fantastic Planet, 1973'. I want to try and research further to find similar works of animation.

I think this costume is great, especially the goggles and i will construct one myself soon.

One of my favourite science fiction artists, Richard Powers.

Ian Ballantine was the first publisher to recognize [Richard] Powers' genius. Ballantine engaged him in 1953 to do the now famous paperback edition of Arthur C. Clark's Childhood's End. While never a great fan of science fiction, Powers nonetheless found endless inspiration in this genre, and single-handedly revolutionized science fiction illustration. Until then, science fiction illustration had consisted mostly of conceivably realistic representations of alien worlds, but Powers unleashed subconscious imagery that explored the endless possibilities of speculative fiction. Over the course of his almost 50-year career as a science fiction illustrator, he produced an estimated 1,400 illustrations.

Contrary to what one would expect from such a seemingly visionary artist, Powers was also a writer of children's books and a keen sportsman, playing semi-pro baseball until a potentially career threatening hand injury forced him to change to become a highly competitive tennis player. His quick temper was evidenced in his poor sportsmanlike behavior on the court when he would lose -- presaging such tennis bad-boys as John McEnroe." (Hedonia)

I would like to do a powers inspired illustration of him playing tennis against John McEnroe, watch this space.

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