Thursday, July 10, 2014

CARBON

Introducing Carbon, the first full length book showcasing my personal ideas around science fiction art and design. This is a project I'm very excited about, a chance to delve deep and develop the various worlds and concepts that are the result of a life long passion for nature, science, technology, and futuristic science fiction ideas.

These images are explorations I have been working on to develop the design and art direction of the book. It's been a lot of fun to work with concepts springing from the Carbon name. Carbon is the workhorse element of nature, it forms the strongest bonds and is the basis for life as we know it in the universe. Carbon nanotubes and graphene take their hexagonal molecular structure and hold great promise for artificial muscle, advanced building materials, powerful motors, faster computing, and so much more.

Carbon will contain a wealth of exclusive artwork, design, and descriptive text breakdowns, including in depth development of several personal projects that I wish to evolve into short film and video game concepts. In this sense Carbon forms the first step towards turning these dreams into reality.

I'm looking forward to exploring the graphic design of the book, and want to create a bold and exciting product that will be much more than just a collection of art and ideas.

I'm also looking forward to exploring ideas in environment design and story telling, realms I rarely get to delve into with my regular conceptual design work.

I have a heap of artwork for Carbon already, but this is just the start and familiar to anyone who knows my work. The book will allow me the opportunity to really push myself and create fresh new work, to go crazy and expand on some of the more involved ideas I've been thinking about for years. I have a massive pile of sketches ready to be fleshed out, some real exciting stuff!

The kick starter campaign will have to wait till I get back from a trip to the US for Comicon (more on that later), so keep an eye out, it should be something special! Cheers!

30 comments:

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  2. Sick bro, look forward to it

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  3. have been waiting for this so long, I can't wait no more

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  4. This is going to be so good. Have fun in San Diego!

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  5. Very cool, so glad to see so many artists working on their own IP and ideas. I'll contribute for sure.

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  6. Nice! Diggin the graphic elements.

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  7. Hi.
    Please start an official twitter account to better facilitate communication with backers for the Kickstarter? Perhaps Indiegogo might be a better option.

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  8. i'm so looking forward to this book! Your work is really inspirational.

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  9. So what's your Kickstarter strategy? Seriously, you need a twitter account for this. I'm ready to hit that follow button. Let us know. We're itching to support you.

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  10. Is the book still going to be released?

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  11. Yes, I'm commenting again about this. It's confirmed, I'm impatient for this kickstarter. Hurry dang nabbit I want to give you MON-AY!!

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  12. OMG You're KILLING ME!!! When......when???! =(

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  13. Oh man oh man when's this coming out?!

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    1. I think he's late. The kickstarter should have been launched by now.

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  14. Hey guys, I'm just back from an incredible trip to the States, and hope to have the kickstarter out before the end of the year. I want to do it right, and make something special, so it's gonna take some time.
    Thanks for your patience,
    cheers!

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    1. Could I trouble you for one...just one picture to hold me over till you're ready?

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    2. Further reply, the "Robot with Laser" design on your front cover...despite the many wonderful designs you have, this is the one that draws me in the most. I'm hoping your project will have this robot shown from multiple viewpoints. I picture him standing over 7 feet tall like a "Predator" from the movie.
      That is all. Thanks. lol

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    3. Hey Olternaut, that design is currently being 3D modeled by a very skilled friend of mine, and I hope to have sculptures available to supporters of the kickstarter!

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    4. Models like those 1/6 scale HotToys figures? I'd buy those in a second! Start an official Twitter so I can retweet the campaign during the kickstarter. I will enthusiastically support your project as you can probably guess. lol

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    5. That sounds awesome.
      Dying to see more, but I appreciate that you're trying to do things right!

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    6. Today is my birthday. I was hoping beyond hope that I might have seen an update today. Realistically, I know you're going to need a few months more. Can you be ready to launch the kickstarter this year? And despite my love for the "Robot with laser", don't let that hamper you from evolving your design language to even more impressive designs. Your robot nurses from your Elysium work for example. I LOVE the artificial muscles on their legs and arms. A robot soldier design that takes cues from your robot nurses would be an outstanding idea.
      And of course, there are those bio-engineered flesh-droids with machine heads of yours. I imagine them being grown or 3d printed with DNA designed so they don't have heads so you can connect the computer heads to them. Gruesome but fascinating!
      Please consider a HotToys tie in. You'd make a ton of money! lol

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    7. Happy Birthday man!
      Rad ideas too, right along the lines of what I'm working on.
      I should have an update on Carbon soon, this project is just getting bigger and bigger!

      Cheers!

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