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My name is Brett Coulstock. I’m a writer and designer from Western Australia

Artwork – Warp’d Space Episode 5

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Artwork - Warp'd Space Episode 5The cover artwork for Warp’d Space episode 5 Peace Day. This artwork was heavily inspired by the beautiful speculative and fantastic images of space travel found in the Terran Trade Authority Handbooks. In particular, the rendering of a space scene in very light colours, away from the traditional blue/blacks. I started out with yellows which became a lovely peach. This is my favourite cover of the series so far. The Drake was rendered in the new Blender 2.5 beta, which I’m starting to get to grips with.

I really need to find some time to re-create the 3D model of The Drake — it was good for my level of expertise at the time, and turned out quite well, but it is really lacking in texture and detail. This will be a project for the remainder of the year, neatly dovetailing with my goal to improve my Blender3D skills.

Licensing and Attributions

I used a number of elements from public domain and Creative Commons sources, and here are the attributions and licences

Planet
Waxing Gibbous Moon 69 Percent 26Nov2009 © Copyright mikebaird / Mike Baird.
Used under licence: CC-BY
Asteroid Surface
Camelback Mountain from Northeasterly – a view destined to vanish © Copyright Al_HikesAZ .
Used under licence: CC-BY-NC
Stars
Star-Forming Region LH 95 in the Large Magellanic Cloud from Hubblesite
Credit to: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgment: D. Gouliermis (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg)
Used under licence: Public Domain
Nebula
A Perfect Storm of Turbulent Gases in the Omega/Swan Nebula (M17) from Hubblesite
Credit to: NASA, ESA and J. Hester (ASU)
Used under licence: Public Domain

Thank you all.

Written by Brett

August 19th, 2010 at 2:06 am