AURORA - Freestyle 3

News / 08 June 2023


I'm a proud part of an artgroup called AURORA. It's a mixup of member by former artgroup THE LUMINARIUM and COSMOSYS. International member from all around the world. Two days ago we managed to put out our latest release. This time we decided to go freestyle so it was wild west for everyone ilvolved. Usually we have topics. The most recent were metals Bronze, Silver and Gold. Some neat submissions in there as well! But now... check out our newest. I contributed two picture and as usual am proud to be a part of it!

Recent Photophun!

General / 23 May 2023

Every now and again I'm running around with an (formerly) expensive camera and try to capture some images with it. Just thought I'd share some of my latest. Some of them do have a quite spooky atmosphere. Feedback welcome!

Alvarialis - New Terrain Resource/Asset

General / 13 April 2023

It's been a while and I took my time with this one. But here we are with a new asset, Overall I was going for a more rocky desert feel for this one. There went quite some time into tuning the appearance of the terrain and its materials. As usual the terrain comes with a collections of masks and colormaps. I'm always having fun playing with the textures.

Design of the terrain happened in Gaea and was refined during the process. Materials and masks were created by using Gaea and Geoglyph2 for World Machine. Working on the textures was a bit tedious but also fun once I found my workflow. Overall I'm happy with this one and hope it can be useful for your projects.

You can find the terrainin my store: 

Alvarialis - Terrain & Material in 4k & 8k

Univers Imaginaires Book Release

General / 07 March 2023

I actually wanted to post this much sooner but... life. Last year I got contacted by Citadelles & Mazenod. They asked if I would like to contribute to a book that covers all the great literature of fantasy and science fiction. Talking about the authors and their influence on all kinds of media. This is at least what I think... the book is in french. I can't read french, unfortunately. This book is so comprehensive and full of illustrations that fit the overall theme so well. May it be traditionally or digitally created. Therefor it's quite a big and heavy book. Also limited to 2000 prints. Let's just say to have two of my pieces in a book like that with all the greats... is humbling and makes me proud. Thanks to everyone involved who made this ego boost possible. So very much appreciated!

It's Alive!

General / 24 February 2023

Over the past 3 days I did some extra polish to the site. Now I think it's ready to go. Along with it I want to celebrate the new site with a new artwork that will follow soon. Overall the website is completely focused on my digital art.  Creating the site was fun and challenging. Not much CSS knowledge and all that. Now it's time. For some reason I'm a tiny bit excited. Let's go!

Not A Test Anymore

News / 20 February 2023

So far so good. Did some more adjustments and managed to kill some design issues that were really bugging me. It won't take long anymore and I can release this new website into the wild. Had to dig through CSS (which I'm not super familiar with) and managed to get the CSS work to my liking. A tiny bit proud of that! 

So this is a test #4

News / 09 February 2023

I'm closing in on completion of the modifications. Also added my MEET THE INSPIRATION interview series in the MISC section of the site. There still are some design inconsistencies on the site that I'm trying to fix. However... the site is already in a stage that tempts me to release it. It won't take too long now.

So this is a test #3

News / 06 February 2023

Alrighty. A lot of optimization went into the CSS over the past couple of days. I cannot say I fully understand how CSS works but I'm fairly happy how it does so far. Not much left to do before the site can finally be released into the wild west of the internet. I'm a little excited too. It'll make things a lot easier I hope.

So this is a test #2

News / 29 January 2023

After taking some time to adjust the site with help of custom CSS I'm fairly happy with how it turned out so far. The plan is to replace my more than a decade old site with something more easier to handle. I lay all my trust into the capable hands of Artstation in that case. Not sure when the replacement will happen but some time soon.

So this is a test...

General / 20 January 2023 two three. Trying out this nifty website builder coming with the subscription.