Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Starbirds and Friends


Toxiferous said...

These are all very cool! I love how vibrant they all are and it's nice to see Starbirds with some friends. For a while there I thought it might get lonely floating off in outer space all by itself.

Robert A Vollrath said...

Starbirds still isn't finished but I felt it was time for an update.

The friends and Starbirds are part of a graphic novel I'm pushing myself to finish. Throughout the graphic novel aliens from around our galaxy will be interviewed about mythical humans.

I don't know if any of these aliens will make it into the final graphic novel but I had fun creating them.

rosalie said...

i love these kind of pictures one can watch for some time, finding something new and different from second to second.

they are unique.

äähm- a question: how many so-called hours does your ordinary day have ?? i'm asking myself 'cause of the many projects and (creative) things you do ;)

Robert A Vollrath said...

Most of the artwork on this blog is done quick and my writing is off the top of my head. I put my heart and soul into my artwork and writing.

Sometimes I become a 24/7 creative man and use lucid dreaming to create in my sleep. I do take time to visit my friends and family but my goal is to sell my writing and art.

I talked to my oldest son Mark today and he told me on a blog there was a debate if some of my video work from Begging for Billionaires was done by a team of professionals. No it was done by a team of one.

My ordinary day begins with waking up from a lucid dream. I write or do art from that dream for two to three hours. I then ask myself am I a writer today or a artist? I find it almost impossible to jump between these two worlds in a single day. When I've answered that question I then use every spare moment for the rest of the day being creative. When I go to sleep at night I think about a story I want to dream about.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Oh Robert these are wonderful works. I adore the backgrounds - how did you achieve the watery blue effect??? Good to read your response in the comments section describing how you start your day. Magic!!! Look forward to seeing the graphic novel developing. Agree with Rosalie - how do you expand time????

Robert A Vollrath said...

The watery blue effect is photo collage from an ad for a family vacation. Three family members are playing with a beach ball in a pool.
The false wake around the alien water creature is the shadows of the people in the pool. I call this pattern collage and I use the flaws in the pattern as a positive.

Expanding time is a very strange thing to do. I have ways I do this but I think that is my subject for my next post.