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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


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


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
Artist | Digital Art
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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.
3892 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Thanks for the llama. :)
IonfluxDA Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017   Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
Reginhild Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
New facebook Sci-fi art group:…

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