The Apple i-phone – Wired

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This weeks illustration is for Wired 11.04 Future Fetish… a wish list of high tech toys for the future.

Swamped again… I wont be able to update the galleries with the new work… I will try and get around to it next weekend.

On an even more upbeat note… I am working on the May cover of Wired Magazine… Yay! Preliminary comps and in and so far so good. 😉

PVUK – the wonderful fellows who are helping me out on the UK side of things told me that a person approached them asking to purchase the sculpture from the cover of New Scientist… she wanted it for ‘her back garden…’ 😉

The Science Fiction hall of Fame hardcover (TOR) is now out in bookstores everywhere. I am currently working on the cover of volume 2.

thanx for letting me share… and most of all… thanx for looking… and have a great week!
kenn brown – vancouver, bc

Important Facts About Making Money On The Internet

Do you find yourself searching for ways you can make ends meet? Do you long for extra cash? Do you want to buy your next luxury car? It may be a little bit easier than what you’ve thought of.You may need to go no farther than your own laptop or computer to bring in income. There are any number of different opportunities to make money through the Internet. You simply need to know where to find them.

Creating Content from Scratch

Writers can write for sites such as InfoBarrel or Squidoo. You can write about your passions and split the revenue that comes in. They both allow you to link with Amazon’s affiliate program for even greater earning potential.

There are plenty of paid surveys to be taken. You can make some decent money just filling out surveys in your free time. Depending on the site, they may not pay much. However, they can be done while you’re watching TV if you like, and the money you make from them will quickly add up.

You may have a provable identity to make money online. You will need to provide valid identification in some places. Get a copy of your ID to make everything go smoothly.

Should you be hiring an SEO?

Use Google to search for online income opportunities. This will give you a ton of ideas and options. When you find something interesting, try researching the company thoroughly.

Think about how your time before working. What is the minimum you will work for? People will think that you are not worth a lot of money and will pay you as much.

It takes some research time before you find your right niche in the world of working online. One easy way to start is to get acquainted with people who have been successful in your areas of interest. Find a mentor and take precautions to make sure to do your homework. Be sure to keep your mind open and you’ll never fail.

Don’t pay for the privilege of making money in an attempt to make money. A legit company won’t charge you anything to work for it. They are more than likely take your cash and leave you out to dry. Stay far away from these firms.

This can be a wonderful method of conveying your knowledge onto others and earn money too. Recipes are a great place for you could start with your E-book.

There are many reputable companies that can hep you make money online, but there are also scams online. This is the reason you have to carefully research each company prior to signing up do work for them. You can check out if a company’s reputation through the BBB website.

Local Citations and Ranking your Website

Putting ads on your own website is a great way to make money online.If you have a popular blog, companies may want to pay you to put their ads on your site. The ad will send your visitors to a new site that offers services or goods.

You can make some money even when you are not actively working online.Passive income is a lot of work to attain. You can moderate a forum and placing advertising banners on it.

You can always make money. Websites like CafePress let people open a virtual stores to sell their own t-shirts. Customers tell you know what they would like on the shirt and you to fulfill their requests. You can advertise by putting fliers or by using Craigslist.

Now that you’ve read this piece, you realize you can make money online. Utilize this advice to build your income today. There are myriad opportunities to pad your pocket with online jobs. Hopefully, you can earn some money soon.

How to Take Good Pictures with Your iPhone

Whether you are taking a selfie or taking a photo of other people, places, or things, chances are good that you will reach for your iPhone long before you go searching for your digital camera. However, are you truly capturing a great picture that you will truly want to hang onto or are you simply wasting the effort to take it? Instead of wasting a great moment on a bad photo, why not learn how to take good pictures with your iPhone? It could be the best thing you have ever done for your photographic memories.

Capture Yourself in the Moment

Thanks to social media websites, everyone loves a good selfie. There are a lot of good selfie photos on the internet. Have you managed to get a good one of yourself? Have you gotten the iPhone’s FaceTime camera down to a science? If not, perhaps before you take your next selfie and share it, you should consider what you could be doing wrong when taking your own picture.

A selfie is a close up of you. Therefore, when taking it, you should try to show your best features. Natural lighting is going to be better than having a bright flash in your face. The flash can throw off your natural color and in some cases, make you look more dead than alive. It will make you pale and perhaps a little ghostly. It can also highlight any flaws you may have. That pimple that is barely pink on your nose will light up like Rudolph’s red nose if you are not careful. No one, especially not you, really wants to see that and it won’t look good for any entrepreneur success stories you might read. You will fare much better if you stand by a window or take the time to be outside doing something when you take that photo of yourself. If natural lighting is not available, you should consider playing around with filters. A black and white photo or one of the many other settings should work nicely to conceal.

You should also take notice of how you look before you snap. A lot of people have a slight bulge under their chin if they hold their head downward or tilt their neck a little. Is that really the picture of perfection that you want? Try looking straight into the camera or posing in a way that shows off only the good parts of you. It is also wise to keep this in mind before you pucker up your lips in a weird way that leaves some people looking more like a fish faced person than someone your friends want to claim they know.

Think about what is behind you. Have you ever seen those selfies that have something very embarrassing behind the person taking their own photo? Most people have, and most people have gotten a laugh out of it. Do you want to be the one they are laughing at next? Instead of taking out your iPhone and randomly snapping a picture, make sure that your surroundings are not going to embarrass you. It is best if you take a selfie when you are out doing something as opposed to standing in your bathroom so that everyone sees the toilet behind you.

Rudolph’s Holo-Day Tree

01_Stanger_UpfrontThis weeks illustration is a digital sketch/colour study for a piece I had in mind of globallistic proportions – the event lies just outside of the viewers frame but hints something catastrophic. The city is a reuse of an old render from last year but I am currently working on a completely new city along the lines of the buildings in the ‘Siegfried’ illustration. There was a time when Nuclear War was one of my worst conceivable nightmares – but now it competes with the concept of a planetary impact or being sandblasted by a super nova – both quite terrifying. From a technical standpoint, I have no idea what a Supernova would look like as the part of the earth you are on rotates in its direction.. or what might happen to the moon as it heats and expands.. all creative license. 😉

Thanx for looking and have a great week.

kennb – vancouver, bc