Digital Art Live was created because of my lifelong fascination of creative production.
The effort of bringing to life of worlds that could only previously be imagined from the sci-fi and fantasy genres has been supreme. And so there are many stories to tell from these determinations.
We are influenced by some outstanding motion media nowadays and since the early 70s, that has been enhanced by special and visual effects. This was most notably advanced by the advent of the work done with Industrial Light and Magic’s work on the first Star Wars movie, which massively caught my attention as a nine year old boy. The resulting entertainment left its mark and I wanted more, but I became increasingly enchanted with the values of production. “How did they do that?” was one frequent question and another was “How were they inspired to do that?”.
Of course all of these concepts had to be started with illustrations; sketches, story boarding and production paintings. I tried to replicate these as a child, but my artwork wasn’t up to much! So I garnered a collection of art books that highlighted the best of sci-fi illustration both in book covers and motion pictures. Remember the “Terran Trade Authority” series of books by Stewart Cowley or Carol Titleman’s “The Art of Star Wars”?
Then in the 90s came the advent of more powerful computers and with it applications that allowed for 3D digital artwork. These allowed many others and I to harness the power to be our own producers of bringing to life our own imagined worlds. We could be Lucases and Spielbergs. We could illustrate the future, despite a lack of traditional artistic training.
Now there are many of us who have had similar influences to mine with creative stories to tell. My mission to help you express these through our live webinars, monthly magazine and podcast to other artists and help progress them on their creative path.
To date we’ve interviewed over 120 artists including industry leaders.
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