Five Great Blogs To Visit

One of the assignments for Blogging 101 was to pick 5 subjects and search the Reader to follow and comment on a new blog for each category. This turned out to be harder than I thought but I found some unique blogs.

The 5 subjects and blogs I chose are listed below.

Concept Art: Cold Design LTD Absolutely fantastic concept art by an artist who has worked in the gaming industry as a designer and art director. The spaceships are amazing and there is great humor in many of the images. This is a must-see blog for anyone who likes high-tech designs and exceptional painting.

Illustration: Sarah Goodreau This artist has one of the most original and unique styles that I’ve seen in a long time. Her illustrations are masterpieces in simplicity but there is an emotional power present as well. Dark and mysterious or humorous and cute, these paintings are worth viewing.

Astronomy: Lights in the Dark If you love astronomy this is the place to go. I spent over an hour reading posts when I first visited this blog. There is a wealth of articles with information and photographs of the planets, galaxies and the universe. Best of all, they’re presented in a way that is easily understood (for non-science guys like me).

Science and Nature: Stellar Science The byline for this blog is “Exploring the world around us, from the gargantuan to the infinitesimal” and that’s exactly what they do. From the vast expanse of the cosmos to the smallest sub-atomic particles this blog covers it all. Again, the articles are presented in an entertaining and easily understandable way. If you like science, you’ll want to visit this blog.

Folklore: EsoterX This is one of the strangest blogs I’ve ever seen. The articles cover folklore, monsters, mythology, psychology, culture and history with some humor thrown in for good measure. The photographs and illustrations are bizarre and strange (the header image is almost mesmerizing). It’s weird and crazy but I love it!!

I hope you’ll take the time to visit these blogs. Each of them are exceptional!!

I’ll be posting a list of other cool and unusual blogs very soon.

Best Regards,
Eric

Feel free to post a comment. Let me know what you think!!

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Time To Smile!!

My Pet Guinea Pig

My Pet Guinea Pig
This render reminds me of my first pet guinea pig who I named…Piggy.

Well, it’s May in Chicago. After a very chilly April that gave us some snow, rain and very little else it’s time to look to Spring. As usual, Chicago weather throws us a curve. After a few days of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s and 80s May in Chicago has thrown us more rain and chilly air!

When will Spring arrive to stay?! Who knows?! It’s Chicago and nothing is more unpredictable than Chicago weather!!

So instead of pining for warm weather and crying in our soup, I suggest we smile…yep, just smile!

To cheer us up, I’ve dug deep into my fractal art archives and picked a few renders designed to help bring a smile to our faces.

Just forget about whatever troubles you, click on the images, have some fun  and smile!!!

Alien Monkey

Alien Monkey
This guy is cute and weird. Look for little monkey faces on this dude’s head and ears.

Gotta Dance

Gotta Dance!!
Three aliens with happy feet.

Peek A Boo

Peek A Boo!
Don’t know what this guy is up to but he’s got big eyes…the better to see you with!!

Space Cadet

Space Cadet
“Take me to your leader.”

Happy Cyclops

Happy Cyclops
Whatever he’s smiling about, that grin makes you want to smile along with him.

How About A Hug?

How About A Hug?
One of my first fractal renders.

As always, your comments and critiques are welcome!!

Best Regards,

Eric