Following on from the success of ELEMENTAL, we’re pleased to announce ELEMENTAL 2, and start the Call for Entries for the next edition of the World’s Best Autodesk Art. For all the details visit the website at http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/elemental2/
Below is the release that will go out on the 2nd of August at SIGGRAPH 05 from Ballistic Publishing and Autodesk, Inc. Cheers, Daniel [[img]http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/elemental2/callforentries/feature_main.jpg[/img]](http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/elemental2/) [b]Ballistic Publishing and Autodesk, Inc. Announce ELEMENTAL 2 2nd Edition of the Worlds Best Autodesk Art[/b]
2 August 2005, Adelaide, Australia - Ballistic Publishing and Autodesk, Inc. are proud to announce ELEMENTAL 2, showcasing the worlds finest artwork created using Autodesks digital content creation solutions. The book will reflect the best ideas realized from its customers and wide range of industries that Autodesk products serve such as design visualization, animation, game development, and visual effects. ELEMENTAL 2 will maintain the award-winning quality that Ballistic Publishing is renowned for, and will be a worthy successor to the critically acclaimed ELEMENTAL book.
[b]Call for Entries[/b]
Ballistic Publishing is now calling all artists to submit digital images for consideration to be included in ELEMENTAL 2. Images should be predominantly created using Autodesk software products. We are interested in digitally-created fine art, whether 2D or 3D, for commercial use, or personal artistic satisfaction; any creation that exemplifies the artists idea realized. We are seeking artwork in the following categories: Interior Visualization, Exterior Visualization, Character in Repose, Character in Action, Creature in Repose, Environment, Product Design, Abstract & Design, Humorous and Transport.
There is no cost or limit to enter work for inclusion in ELEMENTAL 2. In the legacy of all Ballistic Publishing showcase publications, all artists with work published in ELEMENTAL 2 will receive a complementary copy of the book and will enjoy worldwide exposure in the premier collection of Autodesk-created artwork to ever be published.
[b]The ELEMENTAL 2 Awards[/b]
The ELEMENTAL 2 Awards will celebrate the highest artistic achievement in a diverse range of categories and styles. Award recipients will demonstrate an outstanding fusion of artistic and technical excellence. Master (gold) and Excellence (silver) awards will be given in the following categories:
- Interior Visualization - Exterior Visualization - Character in Repose - Character in Action - Creature in Repose - Environment - Product Design - Abstract & Design - Humorous - Transport The ELEMENTAL 2 Awards will be judged by a highly talented group of industry leaders and artists including: [b]Pascal Blanché[/b] (Art Director at Ubisoft), [b]Michael Flynn[/b] (Freelance virtual space designer), [b]Benoit Girard[/b] (President of Digital Dimension), [b]Peter Moxom[/b] (Industry manager for Animation, Autodesk Media & Entertainment Asia Pacific), [b]Susannah Skerl[/b] (Instructor at The Art Institute Vancouver), [b]Robert Stava[/b] (Creative Director for Arups 3D Media Group), [b]Marcin Wasko[/b] (3D artist for Platige Image), and [b]Vincent Brisebois [/b](Application Engineer and 3D animation artist, Autodesk Media & Entertainment division).
Dedication to Artists
Ballistic Publishings extraordinary dedication to representing artists through its publications has changed the lives of artists worldwide and launched many careers. Its flagship EXPOSÉ titles celebrating the talents of digital artists have given the opportunity for unprecedented publicity at no cost, while inspiring countless others and new generations of creators!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!! There is no place else I know where artists get this much support as through your publications! - Alexander Preuss, EXPOSÉ 3 artist, Grand Space Opera Challenge winner.
Its a real honour to see my work in EXPOSÉ 3, and the quality of the book itself is outstanding! - Mike Hill, Freefall Graphics, EXPOSÉ artist.
I’m really proud to be selected and be part of such a great collection of art and artists around the world, and I must congratulate you for these beautiful books and the great services that Ballistic Publishing is doing for the CG community! - Razvan Maftei, EXPOSÉ 3 artist.
I think that it [EXPOSÉ] is the best book about digital art in the world, and I’m honoured to be a part! - Daniele Cascone, EXPOSÉ 3 artist.
Ballistic Publishing books are renowned worldwide for their astonishing quality, delivering justice to the phenomenal artwork emerging from the explosive talents of digital artists today. Every single image included in a Ballistic Publishing book is color-corrected to ensure that the transfer from the computer monitor to paper is flawless.
Our goal is to showcase the world’s most stunning Autodesk-created artwork. Images should be predominantly created using Autodesk products. We are interested in digitally-created fine art (2D or 3D), whether it be for commercial use, or personal satisfaction. We are seeking artwork in the following categories: Interior Visualization, Exterior Visualization, Character in Repose, Character in Action, Creature in Repose, Environment, Product Design, Abstract & Design, Humorous and Transport.
Artwork to be considered for ELEMENTAL 2 needs to be submitted before 3rd October 2005. Further submission guidelines and electronic upload instructions are available at: http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/bsw/
ELEMENTAL 2 will be released worldwide in January 2006. Due to the rush of last minute entries, we ask that artists with existing works submit them as quickly as possible to avoid any technical difficulties or mail system failures. We look forward to seeing your work featured in ELEMENTAL 2!