Friday, December 18, 2009


No post today, I'm busy packing for a trip to London.
But I'll see if I can get something up before Christmas, if I get internet.

If not. Enjoy the new Zephyr, and I wish you all happy holidays.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


FINALLY done. Hopefully this will make up for the last week's rather crappy posts.
I am quite happy with this one. ^^

(I will put guns on the ships later)

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Work and some computer problems are wreaking havoc on this side of the screen, and I don't really want to show what I'm painting right now until it's finished (soon). So here's a sketch from last year for now.

Friday, November 20, 2009


This past week at school we've been working with Illutrator, so I tought I'd try something diffenrent.
Here's a Merlin. I know it's far from perfect (or finished), but it's a fun way to build a ship, actually. ^^

Sunday, November 15, 2009


A little post about something that's been picking my mind for a couple of months:

I tend to surf the internet alot, and I visit alot of game sites, and sites related to video games. Many of these sites may or may not be related to EVE.

But for the past months, on almost EVERY game site I visit, and even some which don't have the sligthest relation to gaming, I get an EVE online video add.
You know, the kind where they show you some frigs killing stuff, saying "OUR LAWS", or showing how much ISK a player can make after a month playing the game.

I am aware that new technology with cookies and stuff allows to tailor advertisement for specific tastes, but it's getting a bit ridiculous.

I already play the game, I have for a long time, WHY do you need to show me those videos AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN?

And the weirdest thing is that it SOMEHOW happens even when I change computers.........

Maybe it's a bug? Or maybe they're observing my every move? >_>

Well, anyway, sorry for the rant, I needed to get that off my chest.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I apologize for the meager offerings, but these are only a taste of what I'm currently working on.
Lots of stuff happening right now.
Look forward to the finished pics being posted here in the future!
And now, Frigs!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Eden Editorials

In the world of New Eden, holoreels have replaced television, and information can be transmitted directly into people's brain with the use of implants. However, apart from maybe a percentage of the capsuleer population that suffers from severe agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), I'm willing to believe that most people actually still read. (whatever serves as newspaper in a high-tech future)

New Eden has reporters and news agencies, the most notable of which would be The Scope, and of course the Interstellar Correspondents. The player community makes its own news, and there are many sites out there on the Net that regularly report, discuss, and analyse the newest info to inform, amuse or chock the readers.

Sites like EVE-tv (though discontinued, still a beautiful idea), EVE-tribune, EVE evolved, or EVE-mag, whose dedicated writers strive to bring light to the masses. Not to mention the hundreds of blogs...

However, while the digital crossover from paper to datapad may seem flawless, one key piece is still missing...

A quick look at Wikipedia's definition of newspaper reveals:

Features in a newspaper may include:

* Editorial opinions, criticism, persuation, entertainment and op-eds
* Obituaries
* Comic strips and other entertainment, such as crosswords, sudoku and horoscopes
* Weather news and forecasts
* Advice, gossip, food, and other columns
* Critical reviews of movies, plays, restaurants, etc.
* Classified ads
* Display ads

Did you spot it?

Let's see:

*Editorials, Advice, gossip and reviews are the meat and potatoes of all forums, news sites and blogs, covering everything from local and international news, economics, to reviews of the latest videos on youtube.
*The killmail boards are excellent obituaries, what with New Eden residents' tendency to rush all too quickly towards a quick and often painful demise.
*Weather forecasts are rare, altough you could consider calculating the rate of wormhole appearances something similar.
*We obviously have ads...

The only thing we DON'T have is comics. Editorial cartoons.The funnies. Celebrity caricatures. Politicals. you name it.

Some of you may of course know of Warp Drive Active.
But while it certainly is a webcomic (and a good one at that), it's content is focused on the game itself, with all it's quirks and funny stories, and does not complement or criticise the active news.

There are a few reasons why we don't have politicals or editorial cartoons:
First and foremost, the little portraits that show our face to the world are, well, little.
They all look mostly the same, too. So any attempts to caricature the leader of alliance A shaking hands with the CEO of Corporation B after signing that mining treaty is not going to work very well, since even the majority of the players in their own corporations would probably not recognise them....And how many would be able to point out the leaders of the NPC factions if given a list of pictures?
We never leave our pod, so we never see our characters move, talk and do things and do not feel any empathy towards the portraits.
Certainly, we can illustrate or caricature the ships, and we do have an emotional attachement to our ships. However, since cosmetic customisation is impossible, all ships of the same type look the same, rendering it useless to associate a specific vessel with a specific pilot.
Tough this last point may be debatable, as a pilot could choose to only pilot one type of ship to create an image.

All that may change, however, when Incarna finally comes out.
News reports and tabloid gossip could be given a new edge with the inclusion of shots of the interested parties published in the columns, or spying could have a renaissance with the emergence of paparazzis catching two celebrities in a shady bar.
The new character customisation demo shows promise, and with a little luck, corporation CEOs will be able to get through the crowds to the speech podium without having to wave a badge in front of everyone in order to be recognised.

But what I, as an illustrator, hope for is that the added social dimension might help sculpt a public face for the (player or NPC) celebrities, and maybe give birth to some (web)comics, politicals, or even a graphic novel!

And in the meantime, I'll be caricaturing the ships. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009


Greetings fellow capsuleers!

My name would not tell you much, for I am but one of the many, many souls in this giant wondrous digital sandbox we call EVE.
Like so many before me, I have grown to love and enjoy this Universe. It's mighty Giants battling forever in the cold depths of the Ether, it's lone travellers peddling silently under the stars, and all the tales it spins over a drink in a shady bar.

And again, like many before me, I want to give something back to this Universe, to try and add my own thread to the spinning yarn.
I may not be much of a writer, or artist, but I will try with my humble skills to convey to you the beauty that I see in EVE.

And if you want to contact me, ask questions, or just say hello, simply look up my in-game secretary, Lahlana, who will be happy to relay it to me.

Or you could also comment on this very blog, but hey, that's up to you. :)

So let's see if I can make something out of this.
For now, I will try to post at least once a week -be it a sketch, a finished picture, or my own bemused toughts- As long as it has to do with EVE, it'll go up.

Let's Undock!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Let's start with a double post to celebrate the founding of the Sequential EVE corporation! (SEQ)

A speed paint and another thing I toyed with tonight.