The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Trailer is Out

The journey begins as darkness rises. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres 30 August. 

I have to say, this looks amazing. Check out the trailer below.

Visionary Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks are available free online

For hundreds of years most of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks were hidden from the public. They were seen only by historians ans specialty collectors. If you've ever wondered what was going on in his mind, the best place to start are his collection of renaissance notebooks with his inventions and ideas.

This is a great resource tool for anyone interested in his work including his original ideas for the airplane, helicopter, parachute, submarine and the automobile

Here is the link.

Conan The Barbarian - Exiles Game is released tomorrow.

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Survive in a savage world, build your kingdom, and dominate your enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare.

Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities.

Explore a vast, seamless world full of challenge and opportunity. Hunt animals for resources, slay monsters for treasure, and delve deep underground to discover the secrets of ancient civilizations.

Check out the trailer below:

New Fantasy Game Towers Trailer Launched

It looks really cool from an artistic standpoint. Apparently the developers are a small group of artists. Here is a little more info.

A game prototype made by 6 core developers over the course of 12 months.  We strive to create a fantastical world full of mysteries and wonders for players to explore and build, together. 

Dream it Games.

New Leaf Gecko Discovered

An amazing new species of Gecko was discovered called Uroplatus finaritra in Madagascar. Here is the whole story.

The Tree Of Language

Artist and author Minna Sundberg created a beautiful illustration called the Tree of Language. A tree is often used as a metaphor for language and the origins of language but usually aren't too interesting.

Mina's version is amazing and detailed just like her two comics that she wrote and illustrated. You can purchase a poster of this tree of language here. Here is more info on the language itself.

Here first comic titled "A Redtail's Dream" can be found here, and you can read it online. 

And her most recent work is titled "Stand Still, Stay Silent" can be found here and you can read it online.

They are both beautifully written and illustrated.

Here is some of the Tech from CES 2019 shaping fantasy games

Welcome to 2019. Here is a video of the NVIDIA RTX tech demo at CES this year that showcases some of the amazing realism coming to fantasy and Sci-Fi games this year.

Check it out below.

SMALLAND Adventure, Survival Game!

Smalland is a survival game on a much larger scale. You've been mysteriously shrunk to the size of a pebble and thrust into the great wilderness. Before you can begin to try and figure out why, you'll need to find food, water, and shelter - surviving is a whole new game down here.

I have to say that after creating Grasspeople I'm ready to play Smalland! I really want to check out the game play perspective from this view. The game is made by Embu Games and you can check it out on Steam here. Watch the game trailer below for more info.

NEW Godzilla: King of Monsters Trailer

Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.  

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.  When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

My Inktober 2018 Artwork UPDATED!

If you haven't heard of Inktober before here's the scoop. An artist named Jake Parker decided in 2009 to make a little challenge for himself to draw and ink everyday in the month of October and he encouraged others to join him. Here we are 9 years later and it's still going strong. Jake puts out what he calls a prompt list, a jumping off point if you will for inspiration of art each day. There is no right or wrong here, only art. So I have participated for a few years now.

I am finally getting around to scanning my own artwork and uploading it here. Below you will see my entries this year. I will update this as I scan more work.

1. Poisonous

I'm going to try to relate all of my pieces to my Grasspeople project, a fantasy adventure. I'll do my best to have a new one each day. This is a cute little scamp known as the stinger mouse. Be careful where you step.
2. Tranquil

This is the Terrace Falls, near Quadnoc, many miles away from the Grasslands.

3. Roasted

4. Spell

5. Chicken

The indigenous creatures known as the Cheks or Chicken Warriors were searching the black river banks for a small flower known for its healing power. There is safety in numbers because this is home to the Grizzivolous which are vicious hunters.

6. Drooling

Grizzivolous is hungry and hunting on the banks of the Black river.

7. Exhausted

Exhausted. Monks ongoing search for traces of his family led him nowhere. Thoroughly exhausted, he decided to nap in the grass fields not far from the Black river.

8. Star

As Monk fell into a deep sleep, he began dreaming under the stars about the simpler times of his youth.

9. Precious

10. Flowing

11. Cruel

12. Whale

13. Guarded

14. Clock

15. Weak

16. Angular

More coming soon...