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About Digital Art / Artist Core Member Jörn MeierMale/Germany Recent Activity
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Colony Command Center by IonfluxDA Colony Command Center :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 11 0 Burlesque Dancer by IonfluxDA Burlesque Dancer :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 2 0 Ryuko Matoi Fanart by IonfluxDA Ryuko Matoi Fanart :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 5 0 SciFi Girl Character Sketch by IonfluxDA SciFi Girl Character Sketch :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 3 0 Interstellar Agent by IonfluxDA Interstellar Agent :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 10 0 Xegity: Space pilot by IonfluxDA Xegity: Space pilot :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 11 3 Xegity: Rim Explorer by IonfluxDA Xegity: Rim Explorer :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 15 0 Heavy Space Fighter by IonfluxDA Heavy Space Fighter :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 84 15 Rocks in the Sea by IonfluxDA Rocks in the Sea :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 7 2 Xegity: Psionic by IonfluxDA Xegity: Psionic :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 35 2 Xegity: Core City by IonfluxDA Xegity: Core City :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 15 10 Space Marine by IonfluxDA Space Marine :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 14 5 1000 Lost Cities by IonfluxDA 1000 Lost Cities :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 51 8 Bureaucratic Aliens by IonfluxDA Bureaucratic Aliens :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 3 0 Cuddly Aliens by IonfluxDA Cuddly Aliens :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 2 0 Sci-Fi Girl III by IonfluxDA Sci-Fi Girl III :iconionfluxda:IonfluxDA 100 10

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In orbit by MacRebisz In orbit :iconmacrebisz:MacRebisz 357 3 Prosperous Universe: Asteroid Day 2017 by MacRebisz Prosperous Universe: Asteroid Day 2017 :iconmacrebisz:MacRebisz 601 14 Cassini on Centaur by MacRebisz Cassini on Centaur :iconmacrebisz:MacRebisz 217 8 Pumpkin Space by MacRebisz Pumpkin Space :iconmacrebisz:MacRebisz 202 10 Phobos Relay by MacRebisz Phobos Relay :iconmacrebisz:MacRebisz 428 9 Dragon Dreams III by tjota Dragon Dreams III :icontjota:tjota 109 6 Post-Human Coalition 'Indirect' by zombat Post-Human Coalition 'Indirect' :iconzombat:zombat 41 0 Ing the Viking by PRDart Ing the Viking :iconprdart:PRDart 78 3 Jurix by Tsabo6 Jurix :icontsabo6:Tsabo6 168 6 Crimson red in the snow by Pearlpencil Crimson red in the snow :iconpearlpencil:Pearlpencil 326 9 NEON - Procreate commission 2017 by asuka111 NEON - Procreate commission 2017 :iconasuka111:asuka111 851 21 HUGE MOUNTAIN by oritey HUGE MOUNTAIN :iconoritey:oritey 81 8 Timg by Fbsrabbit Timg :iconfbsrabbit:Fbsrabbit 175 4 Post-Human Coalition 'Thanatos' by zombat Post-Human Coalition 'Thanatos' :iconzombat:zombat 68 1 Frozen mermaid gif by visualkid-n Frozen mermaid gif :iconvisualkid-n:visualkid-n 205 14 Snow Queen Mercy by sakimichan Snow Queen Mercy :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 7,921 156

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Trying this YouTube thing… 😁
Thanks for the faves and watches! Glad to see that there are still people around dA. ;) I'm putting the little time I have for art mostly into studies on my never ending quest to improve. Please have a look at my social media for recent stuff. :)
Hi everyone! Guess it's time for a journal update again. :)

As you can see I am still working on my character design skills, making slow but steady progress. Turns out it is much more work than I anticipated when I started doing this (as always), and you do have to do an incredible amount of studies that seem boring at first. But it is certainly very rewarding and I think a must have skill for an artist who wants to build their own IP! And yes, after some time of doing them you can even enjoy doing one minute gesture drawings. ;)

I am also very flattered by the attention some of my older spaceship art is getting these days. I would be happy if you let me know where you found it? And while this is not my current focus, I am already planning to so some new tech stuff soon. :)

Other than that, I finally started doing some fanart besides my original characters. It's fun to just draw away and not having to think about designing the character first. Plus, it's a good exercise to drawing to spec.

In other news, I finally made the leap and signed up for the Gnomon Workshop a couple of weeks ago, which I dare say is incredible value for money. There's nothing wrong with free YouTube tutorials, but sometimes I feel they focus a bit too much on entertainment and motivational aspects, as opposed to really teaching professional industry knowledge.

I started with the Visual Storytelling tutorial by the master Ian McCaig (who did a lot of key work on well known IPs like Star Wars). One of the key messages of this tutorial is the importance of having a story in mind when developing characters and worlds. This made me think about my own art journey again and how I originally arrived at making art, some ten years ago. I used to write a lot around that time, before I ever got serious about drawing. Originally I did this because I wanted to illustrate my world Xegity, which I started as a background for a pen & paper roleplaying game.

Now after all these years and focusing on getting better at drawing exclusively, I think that I may have neglected the storytelling aspect of creating an IP. I guess I will blow the dust from the old material I have written and see where I can connect my art again to what was my original intention when developing my world. Of course I cannot do everything at the same time, so doing art has to stay my main focus. But as the tutorial shows, it is even possible to develop a story visually. :)

I also considered joining Schoolism, but they recently increased prices and their subscription model is still somewhat weird. You subscribe to one course, which you can switch at any time - so why not just subscribe to everything, like with Gnomon? Anyway, it's still not too expensive and I may subscribe when I have finished the more interesting Gnomon tutorials (of which there are a lot). What are your favorite free or non-free art education resources?

Thanks again for the faves and watches and don't forget to follow me on social media for the most recent stuff. :)

Keep it up!
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Jörn Meier
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EINsamer-wANDERER Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Vielen lieben Dank für das Lama, Jörn. Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche.
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3892 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Thanks for the llama. :)
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:iconionfluxda:
IonfluxDA Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017   Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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Reginhild Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
New facebook Sci-fi art group: www.facebook.com/groups/scienc…

Feel free to join and share/advertise your work!
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:llama:s X 2
One for me,
One for you
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:iconionfluxda:
IonfluxDA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :) Keep up the great work
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Kyatia Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
hey thank you so much for the watch *hugs* I really appreciate it! <3
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IonfluxDA Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome, keep up the great work! :)
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