May 2020

Three years later - changing my spaceship lighting

Three years drifted by. I was dissatisfied with that last image. Then I read a post on a fine blog called “This Northern Boy.” It was a thought-provoking piece on digital art and how this particular artist compensates for what he feels is his average modelling skills. The author, Alastair Temple, said “I hide the lack of details, and hint at them rather than showing the.” He went on to

Old WordPress posts I still want to display

One thing that has bugged me for a while is that a lot of my old digital art posts on this blog essentially lose visibility after a matter of months. I still feel that they have something to offer, but once they drift past the 20 or so posts displayed on blog feed they are not seen and a user must search for them. However the user has to know

Review: "Prism City: Gun for Hire & Heir to an Empire" by L K Weir

Introduction “Prism City: Gun for Hire & Heir to an Empire“ is the debut novel of L.K. Weir and was published earlier in 2020 by Prism City Press. I came about reading it when I saw the author describe her work as science fiction noir (or something similar). Back in my youth I was a fan of film noir and had even once made a four minute promotional film noir

I designed a Facebook ad and it wasn't that hard!

Anyone who has followed me on Twitter knows that my sister-in-law Kylie is very clever and has written an App for Apple phones that lets users create check lists for all sorts of projects from moving house, organising a party and so on.  The App is called Check It Plus and it is very cool. Anyway, Kylie asks me if I might design the graphic for an ad to go

Author David Lee Summers interviewed by TG Geeks

I must admit that I spend a lot of my travel time (home -> work -> home) listening to interviews, podcasts and panel discussions on the topic of writing and writers. Often the same ones over and over in case I can learn something new. The Coronavirus has put a short halt to this as it only takes me about three seconds to travel from my bedroom to my new