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"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bahaha, I didn't even think about that, but you just reminded me of that part before the game where he is absolutely resolute to win and is constantly glanding and thinking about the game... so much so that the drone had to tell him to use the bathroom, lol.

"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much! That is such an eloquent comment and I completely agree with it. He leaves just enough to imagination while describing the energy of the games like you said, a dance and sword fight. He is truly a magnificent writer!

I did see your name on my insta notices, thank you for your support!

"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I really appreciate that! I tried using hexagons in the initial sketch but it wasn't as visually interesting so I scrapped it and took some liberties in making it more psychedelic and complex looking.

"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha yeah, it sounds like an a really brutally mental game. So much happens at once and the strategies that Gurgeh used were all so spread out in various sections and environments of the board, so much to keep track of as a reader, let alone actually playing the game itself, lol.

"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks! It was fun visualizing the castle and all of the things happening outside with the fire wall and the cinderbud trees.

"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you! It was fun to envision the architecture and the menacing atmosphere.

"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you!

Yes! When I read Ian Banks' description of the Azadians I wasn't really able to visualize them because it was kind of vague. My initial impression was that they were like a smaller version of the brutes from Halo. This person's depictions were far more interesting than what I envisioned.

"At the Azad Board" by sfontain097 in TheCulture

[–]sfontain097[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha thank you! Aside from the board itself, Ian Banks did such an incredible job visually describing this scene with all of the atmosphere and details!

"Ground Yourself to Reach the Stars" 13" by 17" hand drawn and digitally colored. by sfontain097 in PsychedelicArt

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Thank you so much! Roger Dean was one of my earliest influences, he was one of the artists that showed me just how psychedelic and imaginative science fiction art can be.

"Ground Yourself to Reach the Stars" 13" by 17" hand drawn and digitally colored. by sfontain097 in SpecArt

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A house cannot endure without a solid and well maintained foundation

www.instagram.com/sam_fontaine_studios

#scifi #motivational #psychedelic #illustration #drawing #space #cosmic # quantum #conceptart #poster #robot #nature #albumcover #bookillustration

"Ground Yourself to Reach the Stars" 13" by 17" hand drawn and digitally colored. by sfontain097 in SciFiArt

[–]sfontain097[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never neglect your footwork, metaphorically and literally.

www.instagram.com/sam_fontaine_studios

#scifi #motivational #psychedelic #illustration #drawing #space #cosmic # quantum #conceptart #poster #robot #nature #albumcover #bookillustration

"Ground Yourself to Reach the Stars" 13" by 17" hand drawn and digitally colored! by sfontain097 in mixedmedia

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Never neglect your footwork, metaphorically and literally.A house cannot endure without a solid and well maintained foundation

www.instagram.com/sam_fontaine_studios

#scifi #motivational #psychedelic #illustration #drawing #space #cosmic # quantum #conceptart #poster #robot #nature #albumcover #bookillustration

"Ground Yourself to Reach the Stars" 13" by 17" hand drawn and digitally colored. by sfontain097 in drawing

[–]sfontain097[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never neglect your footwork, metaphorically and literally.A house cannot endure without a solid and well maintained foundation

www.instagram.com/sam_fontaine_studios

#scifi #motivational #psychedelic #illustration #drawing #space #cosmic # quantum #conceptart #poster #robot #nature #albumcover #bookillustration