Creating an Art Nouveau Door in Blender

In 2017, I decided to build an art nouveau door using Blender. I felt that this would be a significant challenge for my skills as they were then. This post is how I went about that. It is not so much a tutorial as a record of my efforts. Step 1: Inspiration and initial design I like to start by finding something upon which to model my thoughts. In this

Space Scene in Blender – 2017

Goals At the time of making this image in Blender, I was still struggling with space scenes and was determined to improve. I also set myself the very ambitious goal of trying to emulate one of my artistic heroes, Chris Foss, whose works cover so many science fiction books from the 1970s and 1980s.  Foss’s spaceships were marvelously shaped, often like giant insects. He also used bright colours with stripes

Steampunk experiments with Artificial Intelligence art generators

Generative AI is artificial intelligence that generates something like text or art. I have had an interest in artificial intelligence since studying several AI subjects as part of my BSc(Computing) back in the 1990s. However, nothing much came of it back then. Advances in recent years have astonished me and I have been doing my best to keep up. When ChatGPT was released around early December 2022 I jumped on