New years rants and thoughts

As fast as the new years eve was gone, so fast new projects are approaching,
hitting deadlines for work and competitions, made holidays a little shorter than usual... But in the end i suppose its all for good ;-) .

On the upcoming weekend, there is again the big Airbrush-show in  Rosmalen held at the Autotron, called: "The Wonderworld of Airbrush". ----▶
For the most participating artists, this show is like a big family meeting, and its always fun to hang out with these folks. Atm. i´m still preparing stuff for the show and doing some regular stuff. If time allows, i´ll update next week with a few photos from the show here.

To make this blog a bit more worthwhile, i´m currently also working on a CG - painting tutorial for advanced learners, that will be split into different sections; covering the start -> finding ideas for illustrations, compositions, color theory and practice, name it.


Thanks to Erik Schumacher for the magazine pic;-)
Btw. there was this "create a cover competition" over at advanced photoshop magazine, i have participated because of the fun and nevermind anything, so i was glad my entry made it into the mag at least (the big violet one:)
As cover artist myself, i´m always trying to make the "Cover appealing" and  know there should not too much go on in a cover illustration, if the layout is, or especially magazine editors are going crazy with the typography, like seen below:                        ▼

So there were basically only two of the given stockphotos to work with, for making such a busy cover a blast: A wicked "portrait". Since i only have read one issue of AP before, but from what i have observed: its always girls, robots, special effects, techy stuff and bold colors.
In terms of the winning choice, Rob Shields entry and winning artwork was substantially buggered by the layout. (The face dripping on the shoulder)-▶

If you like, or want to support my effort in this one, go here and grab yourself  a 1440 x 900 wallpaper version of my entry! ▼

In other news: Fantasio is now officially part of the Artsproject !
If you like more regular updates, follow me on twitter or catch me on facebook, if you havn´t yet.

So, this was the mandatory "new years" update, i hope everyone has a good and healthy slide into 2010;
"might the juice be with you"
Tags: , , , , , ,

Written by

Oliver aka Fantasio is a creative blogger who likes to share his insights about art, marketing and social media. Follow Fantasio on twitter or facebook


  1. Sounds like life is interesting, if a little hectic. I beats being bored, though! :)

    Have fun at the show ;-).

  2. Hey there,

    Thanks for your comment, my second one on my totally new blog (so nobody knows) haha.

    Wow how great that you are published in the magazine, super! And i read that you did something for CG, do you mean cg-society? Because i'm also a member there. But i'm not uploading art, because i think i have a different style.

    Bye bye.



Popular Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

Copyright © The Art of Fantasio | Terms + Conditions