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|mark211||Most inspiring visual prompts?||2016-08-14 02:16:15|
|mark211||Directly opposite the Methodist Church I was taken to as a child was a small branch of the city council's library network so at the end of the service on a Sunday morning I would run across the road to look for books. One book that was an absolute favourite of mine was a huge, thick slab of a book whose pages were covered in full colour plates of the best in Science Fiction artwork from the 1970s. This was Stewart Cowley's "Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD" (How quaint!) and the paintings in the book were by legendary SF artists and illustrators such as Jim Burns, Angus McKie and Colin Hay.||2016-08-14 02:16:59|
|mark211||What Cowley did was to use these images to construct a coherent retrospective history of the future as seen from an official historian of the Terran Trade Authority. The paintings were used as if they were photos of real events and came with captions that referring to parts of the text. Other books which joined the series later were: "Starliners: Commercial Space Travel in 2200 AD", "Spacewreck: Ghostships and Derelicts of Space", and "Great Space Battles". These were all absolutely fantastic. I've put links of images from this series below - well worth looking at.||2016-08-14 02:18:11|
|mark211||[ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/29/cd/68/29cd68c4d0d950ba0ff50c9bed2f3d91.jpg ] [ https://66.media.tumblr.com/945c32b05da8b5f985d8cc57146087e4/tumblr_mktrkbuZgd1qztcdbo1_1280.jpg ] [ http://www.ansuitalia.it/Sito/Sezioni/Recensioni/Stewart_Cowley/15.jpg ] [ http://i.stack.imgur.com/mQXNB.jpg ] [ http://www.fumettologica.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/PeterElson.jpg ] [ http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oLZbePoHUd0/Tmgd59-vYWI/AAAAAAAAHJE/vvHvc2MSdxA/s1600/48-TTAColonialIII.jpg ] [ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/5c/fc/395cfcfa80beb49e19180cdeb5d2c08f.jpg ]||2016-08-14 02:18:46|
|mark211||So questions for this week are: Have you ever been inspired by a particular visual prompt? A painting or a comic or a movie image or even a game (e.g. think 'No Man's Sky' for instance). Or do you have any favourite works of art that you find inspiring in a more general way? i.e. Art that motivates you to write or create a story world even if it is not directly based on what you see in the image? Please do paste links to any of your favourites and don't forget that Quantum Muse regularly features SF artists as presented by our own Rick Tornello (this month's featured artist is Marije Berting - be sure to check out her work if you haven't already)||2016-08-14 02:19:09|
|RT||TONS!! I wouldn't even know where to start.That's not hyperbole either. Art is so much a part of my life that the opposite, a dearth of it would be crushing. I grew up to the smell of linseed oil and turpentine. I always have ideas.
My house is wall to wall, floor to ceiling art. What's not hanging is stacked up against the walls or in a protected environment or loaned out to family until I croak.
|magonian||The sketch-like and sometimes woodcut-like images in Jeff Rovin's 'Guide to Solar System M17' still transport me. I wish it were all true :)||2016-08-15 02:03:34|
|RT||For Fantasy, mythology and the like, take a look at some of Michael Parks' work, especially his mid/late 1990's. His White Witch was my inspiration of the character Katrink in one of my stories. RT||2016-08-15 09:39:14|
|mark211||@Magonian: I'd never heard of that before - thanks for the tip as it sounds interesting. Unfortunately, I've just done an image search for Rovin's "The Transgalactic Traveller's Guide to Solar System M-17" on Google and nothing came up (or at least, the book jacket came up, but nothing that could be described as "sketch-like and sometimes woodcut-like images". I'm very curious now!||2016-08-16 09:20:34|
|mark211||@RT: Yes, I know what you mean! I did at course at art school many moons ago and although I mainly learned enough to discover that I would never be a really talented artist, I have never lost my love for painting and illustration, especially of the comic book/graphic novel variety in the case of the latter. Brendan McCarthy is an astonishing artist for example: http://65.media.tumblr.com/beb404ea92692a605858a989e145ab13/tumblr_nkslc2SifY1tg3hvjo1_540.jpg||2016-08-16 09:24:26|
|mark211||@RT: Another illustrator I used to admire hugely (and still do for that matter) was Larry Elmore. He was the artist that used to do all of the covers for the DragonLance novels which I devoured when I was at school. The novels I imagine are a bit cheesy if I ever tried to go back to them, but Elmore's artwork is as brilliant as ever. For example: http://www.larryelmore.com/core/imgs/prints/DRAGONLANCE-DEATH-OF-STURM.jpg; And also: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ab/1f/a6/ab1fa63d90c719a1a5c2794c5131a5ba.jpg||2016-08-16 09:27:55|
|micheledutcher||My visual prompts are usually based in the far past. For instance stone faces popping up from the hills of Easter island, searching the ocean for someone to return perhaps. Or a painting at the Speed Art museum showing ships transporting the scarcophagus of a pharaoh across the Nile with mourners wailing and priests looking puffed up and wise.||2016-08-16 18:39:34|
|micheledutcher||My visual prompts are usually based in the far past. For instance stone faces popping up from the hills of Easter island, searching the ocean for someone to return perhaps. Or a painting at the Speed Art museum showing ships transporting the scarcophagus of a pharaoh across the Nile with mourners wailing and priests looking puffed up and wise.||2016-08-16 18:40:08|
|Ironspider||I think I've mentioned before that some of my earliest stories were illustrated with pictures cut from the various comics I read as a kid. I still find images to be very inspirational, be they actual artistic works or just, for example, how a tree looks against a distant hill or a lake when I'm out walking. A sentence might come to mind, a set-piece in a story I'm working on, or even a full setting or plot. The paintings and drawings of Roger Dean, Patrick Woodroffe, Chris Foss, Peter Andrew Jones, et al, kick-started my imagination as a child. Then I stumbled on Syd Mead (mainly through his designs for Blade Runner) and other 'futurist' artists and my horizons expanded even further. Bruce Pennington, Tim White, Frank Frazetta... The list is just about endless.||2016-08-17 04:40:27|
|Magonian||@Mark211 I've scanned a few from my copy if you'd like to see'em somehow. They may look basic compared to the greats mentioned here (@RT I once found the design book for whole set of Bladerunner in my local library year ago, is that what you mean?) but in my defence their appeal is a) personal and b)reminiscent of my youthful cosmic wanderlust (who am I kidding, I still have it!)||2016-08-19 09:25:09|
|Magonian||Apologies to RT and Ironspider for mixing my names, I meant to tag @Ironspider||2016-08-19 09:26:26|
|RT||@ Magonoan, No big deal.
FYI, I have one of the original graphite drawings by John Alvin for the Blade Runner Movie Posters with notes and all that included.
|Magonian||@RT: would sure love to see that pic. How did you get it? I'm guessing it was costly.||2016-08-28 06:08:49|
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