I will be gone for the next couple of weeks to SDCC and the Star Trek Con in Las Vegas. I wont have my computer, only my iPad and it is real difficult to Fave and vote and comment etc. So please be patient with me, as I might not get around to doing anything until after I come back in August. Thanks
As you guys probably know I worked on the Space Art for the visual effects for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. We were nominated for an Emmy but didn't win. However we were also nominated for Best VFX for an IAWTV Award and last night we won.......International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards
for 2014. We also won for Best Drama. This is my first Award and I am ecstatic!! woohoo!!!!!
My Emery Nebula received a Daily Deviation today 12-29-13. I want to thank
Sebastien, for it, it is a total surprised and I am honored he thought it worthy of a D.D. I want to say Thank you to everyone who Faves and Comments on it, and ask that you forgive me if I am not able to say Thank you, to each and every one of you. This whole Christmas week has found me in bed most of the day. The Grand kids gave me their Cold/Flu? (I don't think it has decided what it wants to be) and it has kicked my ass. They are fine and playing and Grandma is sick.lol.. They even got Grandpa sick. So if I haven't faved your artwork the last few days it is because I haven't had the gumption too sit to long.
Thanks to everyone, and have a Happy New Year 2014.
One of my biggest projects to date is finally unveiled: The Star Trek Stellar Cartography Maps:
I designed the box, the Vulcan map, and did 4 backgrounds for the maps in it.
47North and becker&mayer! announceSTAR TREKTMStellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library
Officially licensed, gorgeously illustrated collection featuring ten original, fully removable large-format maps of the Star Trek universe
From the publishers of Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years comes a stunning new map collection straight from cartography archives of Starfleet Academy: STAR TREK Stellar Cartography: Starfleet Reference Library (47North/becker&mayer! On-sale: December 2013; ISBN-13:, ISBN-10: 1,$79.95). These beautifully reproduced maps provide a rare opportunity to view the expanse of Federation space (and beyond) through the multiple lenses of the Galaxy's key players—visually expanding the Star Trek universe in never-before-seen ways. Compiled by Star Trek expert Larry Nemecek (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion) with illustrations by Ian Fullwood, Ali Ries and Geoffrey Mandel, STAR TREK Stellar Cartography: Starfleet Reference Library will release in December 2013.
The original maps include an ancient Vulcan map, a Klingon Empire map from the pre-Organian Peace Treaty era (in the native Klingon), an official Romulan government map of the Empire, a native Cardassian Union map from the occupied-Bajor era, along with Federation maps from the modern era. Housed in a handsome clamshell case and paired with a fully-illustrated reference book providing detailed information on planets, systems, and topography, this 48-page collection, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, will have something for Star Trek fans of all ages.
No Star Trek
fan will want to miss this definitive collection. Visit www.amazon.com/StellarCartography
to find out more about STAR TREKStellar Cartography: Starfleet Reference Library
and to pre-order this deluxe special edition book in advance of December.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Larry Nemecekis an author, editor and Star Trek consultant. He wrote the New York Times bestseller Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion. Nemecek edited the Star Trek Communicator magazine for eight years, contributed to Star Trek Fact Files in the UK, and served as a consultant on Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He lives in Burbank with his wife, Janet.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATORS
Ian Fullwood lives and works in rural Herefordshire, England, and has clients both at home and in the USA. With more than 20 years of experience in technical illustration and commercial art, Ian's love of the technical has taken him from traditional earth bound engineering type illustrations to the far flung galaxies of the Sci-Fi genres, illustrating more recently the maps of the Star Trek Stellar Cartography and previously Star Wars Vehicles, Weapons, Droids and Planets.
Ali Ries is a 3D digital artist from Salem, Oregon. Coming of age in the NASA era of Gemini and Apollo anchored her artist roots in space. Like many children of the Sixties she was mesmerized by Neil Armstrong's historic first moonwalk, wishing she could be standing beside him in the grand adventure.
When Star Trek premiered on network television her future was paved with dream of some future in the world of Sci-Fi and Fantasy art or special effects. With the equivalent of a mental Hubble platform, Ali began creating astronomical star scapes, nebulae, and other space scenes as real as the night sky.
Today her work is used on book covers, television projects and other media around the world, including the recent SyFy network project, BSG: Blood and Chrome, Riddick 3 and Star Trek Fandom movies.
began his career as an art department P.A. on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Since 1995 he has worked as a graphic designer for films and TV shows, including many projects in the Star Trek franchise and various genre shows, such as The X-Files
, Space: Above and Beyond
, and the 2005 film Serenity
, a spin-off the cult sci-fi series Firefly. In his spare time, Mandel designs and illustrates props, blueprints and star maps for various science fiction franchises, including the Serenity blueprints, and maps of the Star Trek, Firefly
and Battlestar Galactica
The NEW Star Trek:Ships of the Line 2014 Calendar comes out in August. Be sure to check it out! Has one of my backgrounds too!!!