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Hello, my name is Philipp and I'm a concept artist & illustrator.

I love science fiction, open source, Linux, and VR. I paint in , model/animate/render in , and design in VR with . My non-client work is by-sa. Lefty, vegan, life drawing lover. Occasionally nsfw art.

Homepage: mooncube.space/.

Hit me up if you have questions or requests! ❤️

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What’s been your greatest moment in learning art so far? For me the big break-through was when I started teaching kids the basics of drawing - we often don’t see the progress we’re making because it happens slowly and over such a long time, but passing on knowledge and being able to help others grow really shows you how far you’ve come!

These two really make me want to travel again. I miss visiting beautiful architecture as much as just spending time in a cabin somewhere - just seeing the world beyond my own four walls. Hopefully I’ll get the chance soon. Painted in .

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A year and a half ago, I was very taken by this spaceship illustration. As a way of doing something nice for myself and to support an artist that I appreciate, I skipped a few meals and bought it. Thanks @mooncube !

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This one took me really long to finish - I paint every morning before work and noodled at this one for four or five days. The delicate architecture is beautiful, but it’s easy to get lost in detail and lose sight of the bigger picture. Painted in .

In the art book of Star Wars Solo there’s a section on how they designed the “early version” of the Millennium Falcon - what it looked like before we see it in Episode IV. Lots of cool directions, they even considered going for a Tie-Fighter or Y-Wing look!

This was a difficult painting - the transitions and colour temperature shifts between light, shadows, and reflected light are quite a balancing act. But I’m happy with how it turned out. Painted in Heavypaint.

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This is the second time I painted these two. They were very wonky the first time around, almost a year ago now. I like repainting things because it shows me my progress and I look at it with new eyes. Painted in .

One of the artists who has had the biggest influence on me is Jama Jurabaev. He’s the one who got me into , and keeps blowing me away with new ways to create on a regular basis – be it Blender magic or . Art at the cutting edge of tech, so cool. jamajurabaev.com/

It doesn't have to be complicated either, for a small commission you can just write your names and addresses, a short description of the commission, deadline, what it will be used for (private, commercial, in what context), and how often changes can be requested. Sign and date, scan and email. Half a page, will take you 20 min to set up.

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I’ve been working in-house for a year now, but my most important survival tip for work is to not work without a contract. Even if it’s brief – just make sure both sides are clear on scope, cash, distribution rights and number of revisions. It will save you so many headaches later on.

It's shocking how many artists work on blind faith with randos, send over highres final files, and then just kind of hope that it will work out - recipe for disaster and very preventable.

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Sometimes a painting just needs another day. If you’re stuck and can’t seem to improve it no matter what, it often helps to just let it rest for a day and come back later. Distance helps a lot (which is also why crunch is so ineffective). Take the breaks you need!

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One result of my last weeks painting work
in the train.
Hope you like it.

😀 🔥 🎨 :bob_ross:

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This is the second time I painted these two. They were very wonky the first time around, almost a year ago now. I like repainting things because it shows me my progress and I look at it with new eyes. Painted in .

For the longest time I found it difficult to enjoy painting (and often even drawing), it was always just a necessary grind to get better. But now that I’ve improved a bit it’s starting to grow on me! Which is a weird feeling when something that is “supposed” to be work/practice suddenly starts being fun, haha.

Have you had a similar experience with any part of your craft?

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