I am Eric Carl, currently employed at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles as a web designer and instructor.

On this blog I will reveal all that I know and love about art, design and the creative process.

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I finally buckled down and forced myself to finish some new art. This piece was really meant to be a quick compositional exercise that I could knock out in an evening but it ended up taking a bit longer. It’s mainly composed of scans from my vintage Omni magazines that I’ve combined to assemble an other-worldly pseudo-electronic landscape.

My main challenge was finding the right arrangement for the colored dot patterns at the bottom. I had done a rough sketch to plan out the major patches of elements but in the end I could have planned it out better. Most of the process just involved experimenting with different patterns and locations, then sticking with what felt right intuitively.

Overall a fun piece to work on that gave me some ideas to integrate into future work.



  1. Anonymous April 20th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    simply beautiful! very nice adaption.

  2. Ray April 30th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    The dot patterns remind me of a subtle, but awesome, series of tattoos on Rutger Hauer (as Roy Batty) in Blade Runner. Nice.

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