Creative Mondays 218 – Space Valley

Space Valley Illustration

What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Last week’s ‘concept art’ inspired me to continue working in the same way. Create something from a blank canvas and build upon the techniques that I’ve learned over the years of doing this. So my next step was space!

As with ‘The Valley’, this piece was created entirely within Photoshop with some references for the astronaut and the space buggy. I’ve got a few alternate version of this with different colours that I’d like to post up over the next few days. Stay tuned!

*UPDATE* Here are the other two alternates for this piece.

Space Valley Atlernate 1 illlustration

Space Valley Alternate 2 illustration

Creative Mondays 196 – Super Blood Moon

Super Blood Moon poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Super Blood Moon sounds pretty gross right? I mean why not call it Super Red Moon? Maybe it won’t get all the headlines but I just kept picturing this image when everyone was talking and posting photos of the Super Blood Moon today. Gooey.

Creative Mondays 182 – Jupiter

Jupiter poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I’m so close I can feel it. The project that just keeps going continues with another planet, this time the gas giant Jupiter. With only two planets left I’ll finally be able to close this project but it’s something that despite the length of time I’ve taken to complete I’ve enjoyed having it always be there as something to work on. I sense Uranus and Neptune are just around the corner…

Creative Mondays 164 – Saturn

Saturn poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

My ‘Wonders’ series is probably the longest running project I’ve worked on. Not because I’ve literally been working on it for years but because it’s something I like to dip in and out of. When inspiration hits me I like to run with it. Often, other ideas take precedence and this project sadly hits the back-burner 9 times out of 10.

But you know, the beauty of this craft is that it can always be revisited. The idea will linger and there will always be a time where you can pick up where you left off and get back into the flow. Saturn kicked off my flow this evening being one of the planets I originally wanted to complete early on!

Creative Mondays 160 – Rebirth

Rebirth poster design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

New year, new ideas and new designs. Simple enough really. A new year gives a chance to reflect and then take a deep breath and start again. I think the break is necessary to give the mind a rest and recharge but if you’re creative I don’t think the mind ever properly shuts down. There’s always an idea that will spring up just before you fall asleep, a song or a film that will spark inspiration at the right time and the cycle will continue. I love that cycle and wholeheartedly embrace it.