Welcome to The Art of Erik Stitt


My name is Erik and I am an Autistic Artist and Illustrator out of Fort Collins, Colorado. I am fascinated and obsessed with Space Art and Space Exploration and I explore that myself to the best of my ability with my art.

I use Blender and Adobe Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq 22 HDT to create my renderings.

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I am available for commissioned work. Please email me at: erikstittart@gmail.com for quotes. 

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Thank you so much!

Erik



LATEST WORK

Spring Runoff
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

And even more environment practice. This'll be the last pure landscape for a while. I'm losing paid followers. Good grief, people are a fickle mess. I'm an artist! Why do I have to just create "this" or "that" instead of "ALL"?

Meh...

Anyhoo, this stuff is reading more like "Fine Art" and less like a "Cinematic Still" so, I tried something a little different and formatted it to be more of a fine art print.

I will start putting planets, aliens, spaceships and weird crap in them now before I lose anybody else. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't need the money. But honestly, I could do this kind of Zen/Blissful art the rest of my life with no complaints. Sucks...

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in EEVEE.
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik







Secret Solace
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
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SYNOPSIS -

More environment practice!

Yes, I love isolation and seclusion. Very much so and again, inspired by places that I would seek out to acquire the same. I always made sure I was at least 50 miles away from any living soul and by myself. Sometimes for two weeks plus. 

Also, a reminder that I'm doing a few of these and then, eventually, I want to incorporate scifi/fantasy elements into them. Right now, I'm focusing on achieving absolute realism and pushing toward that and to be able to do it consistently and have it all be second nature......like the rest of my art. I want to spend time thinking about the composition......not the process.

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in EEVEE. The big boulders are Quixel assets.

Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik










Thoughtful Spot
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
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SYNOPSIS -

Nope, not Scifi nor Space Art. Environment design practice. I want to do a few of these and then start putting scifi elements into them when I feel confident that I can consistently do this well or better.

This is inspired by the many UE4 Level Artists I watch on YouTube. One in particular stands out and his art just floors me; Jayson Kassis, AKA "Maverick" on YouTube. Best Level Artist out there.

This place is based on a handful of actual places that I would go to in my first marriage when I had a really good mad on......to do some "thunkin'". And I bet you said the title in Pooh Bear's voice!

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in EEVEE. The big boulders are Quixel assets.

Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik









Mountain Paradise
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
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SYNOPSIS -

A trio of Heracles Hornets zoom over a rugged range of mountains during Spring Runoff. 

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in EEVEE.
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik









Conquest Lost
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

A little alien had a little accident into a big stump...
Welcome to my next level of art! For the last year or so, I've been drooling all over YT videos of artists creating with Unreal Engine, Unity and Cryengine as well as World Machine. I find some of the exterior level art and design simply gorgeous. Now, I will be doing my best to create the same. I got a Quixel Megascans account, which a lot of these artists use, and the plug-in for Blender. Although EEVEE is a far cry from UE or Unity, it has potential. I built and rendered this entirely in EEVEE, Blender's Game Engine. I got a very photorealistic result. As always, I will get better with practice.

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in EEVEE or assets from Quixel Megascans were used.

Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik









By Decree of the Gods
Commissioned Art
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

There is a story to tell here but, it is not mine to tell. It will be told in a podcast episode of my client's YouTube channel of which this artwork will be a thumbnail for. This guy has commissioned a LOT of work from me over the years and so, I try to do my very best for him.

You can find his YouTube Channel on Ufology right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqt-AmkH4dkKtwVm_u0l_Ag

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik









Ridge Run
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

I took a break from a long overdue commission that's driving me crazy to make this piece inspired by yesterday's Dune Trailer. There was about a 2 second snippet of some dragonflies about 2/3's the way into it and that caught my fancy. So, here is an entirely whimsical piece of ridiculousness. 

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik








Winter Moons
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

Lately, I've been studying the ultra real and very beautiful scene and level art created by very gifted artists using Unreal Engine 4, Unity and Cryengine. In particular, the exterior or outdoor landscape art. Now that Blender 2.90 is out with its new Sky Texture Node, I wanted to have a go at it and see what I could accomplish with it as far as world building is concerned. I hope that this one doesn't suck too bad and that you like it a little bit because, I have more ideas and I WILL get better with practice and study. 

This is four days of work on my sadly inept rig. 

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik








Terra Machina Revisited
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.90
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

Recently, my art has received quite a bit of attention on Instagram. Never saw that comin'. It's an amazing feeling and it has kept me quite busy fielding a lot of questions and commentary. One of the pieces that went viral was my Terra Machina: Port of Entry concept art. It's pretty sketchy and slap dash as a lot of concept art is so, I decided to upgrade the hell out of it and make it an actual photoreal finished model of my mechanical Earth.

This is a dedication and HUGE THANKS to my hundreds of new IG Followers and Fans. I truly appreciate you!

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik









R&D Science Carriers
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.5
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
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SYNOPSIS -

Possibly the most hideous looking craft designed for space faring, these beasts are all function and no form. Designed for long term research voyages, these vessels can hold a small fleet on deck with redundancy being a solution to any seen and unforeseen safety contingencies. They are also equipped with a massive forward cargo bay that is fed by equally massive twin gantry cranes. This allows for the collection and retention of large objects such as small asteroids and the like. The cranes and cargo bay even allow the vessel to become a mobile shipyard for emergency repairs if necessary. 

Welcome to the Space Brick.

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik









Mission Ready
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.5
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
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SYNOPSIS -

Back to Scifi Art for a while...

Earth Types have assembled a small fleet of two Crew Ships, a Freighter and a healthy squadron of Hornets to go somewhere and do some stuff at some places.

Exciting!

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik








Jovian Lights
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.5
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
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SYNOPSIS -

An intimate look at Jupiter's glorious Auroras and.......a little bit of lightning. 

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik







Tropicana Galactic Park
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.4
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
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SYNOPSIS -

I've often wondered if more intelligent advanced beings have set aside whole planets or systems to appreciate simply for their raw beauty. Left entirely unexploited with their only commodities being beauty, quite, solitude and perhaps even enlightenment. Here we have a planet of islands, tropics, archipelagos, fjords and millions of miles of sparkling white sand beaches. A Bohemian/Artistic paradise. Every sunset is perfect. Every day has an eclipse. Every night features a dance between the planet's rings and the galaxy's brilliant core of stars endlessly laced and unlaced by the amethyst moons. The temperature is always between 65° and 85° Fahrenheit. The water is always 75° Fahrenheit. Very little snow and ice. And the visitation policy is a very strict "Leave No Trace" ethic as presented by NOLS. What you bring, you take with you. What you see, you leave behind. No one lives on the planet but you may visit. A strict population cap of visitors set at 2 million at a time.

I give to you my dream planet. I give to you, Tropicana.

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik





Rings and Moons
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.4
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
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SYNOPSIS -

Giving Saturn the "treatment" today. I'm trying to create less art from the perspective of a camera and more from the perspective of the human eye. With a camera in space, light pollution and glare is prevalent and so because of that, lesser brilliant objects like stars and distant nebula are washed out with lens and exposure adjustments just to see the subject being shot in detail. This is what you would see with the naked eye.

On a side note, since I've been doing a batch of Space Art without any scifi elements, I'm losing followers everywhere. People......it says on ALL of my social media and pages "Scifi and Space Art". I cycle thru it all. And the other numbers of folks leaving are "Flerfs" (flat earthers) that don't believe any of space is real. Idiots. Ignorant idiots. We have access to every bit of information ever generated by mankind at our fingertips and they willfully choose uneducated ignorance. We truly are in the middle of another Dark Age where religious dogma and political rhetoric are higher truths than repeatable evidence based science. *SIGH*

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik







The Gathering
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.4
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

I worked very hard to get these models built, accurate and true color. So, I'm going to get quite a few shots out of them. Just pretend that I'm a NASA Mission Spacecraft with an unlimited budget and technology wherein I can get the shots that our current tech cannot get; looking for the best lighting, the best angles, the best composition, all while remaining as true to astronomical accuracy as I possibly can. The Jovian System is rife with a rich combination of colors and textures that exist nowhere else in our Solar System and I aim to take advantage of that in all of its glorious photo realism.

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik





The King's Crown
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.4
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
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SYNOPSIS -

I would like to express my deepest and most profound gratitude to NASA and the Cassini and JUNO Spacecraft for bringing us the most beautiful images of Jupiter we have ever seen. Without which, I could not have pieced together this 16K photo real HD map of Jupiter you are all enjoying now. Months of collecting. Weeks of work to get it as close as possible. There's still some goofs but, I've got it as close as I can get it.

I used Blender and Photoshop to put everything together. First onto a sphere with photo projection and then took the composited image and smoothed it out with overpainting in Photoshop using reference photos so that the edges blended in. Then, I used Photoshop again to turn it into a seamless map. My rig developed a bit of a cough as this is large for my CPU.

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik




Io's Legacy
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.4
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
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SYNOPSIS -

With it being the 2nd smallest of Jupiter's four major moons and roughly the size of our own, Io is essentially an orbiting volcano and orbits closest to the Jovian Giant. It is also one of the primary reasons we cannot, as yet, send a manned mission to Jupiter as Io's ejecta is highly irradiated and that radiation all but surrounds Jupiter itself. It is certainly one of the most active satellites in our Solar System if not the most with it's surface constantly being regenerated.

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik



Jovian System
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.83.4
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2020 Erik Stitt
erikstittart.net
patreon.com/erikstitt

SYNOPSIS -

Jupiter, his dim dust rings and his moons from left to right, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io. There are more astroidal moons but no real accurate photos found as they are tiny.

I know I have a space station here but until we are able to manufacture craft that can shield against about 20 Million RAD of radiation, there simply will not be any manned missions to Jupiter.

Let's explore the Jovian System for a few pieces, shall we?

3D Objects Modeled, Textured and Rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Photoshop

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Erik








COMMISSIONED WORK


I am a Freelance Digital Artist/Illustrator out of Fort Collins, Colorado with over 30 years of graphic design and illustration experience.

I am available for commissioned work. I take Half down to start, the other half upon completion and I use PayPal.

Email me for quotes here: erikstittart@gmail.com

Serious inquiries only.

Thank you in advance for any and all considerations.

Erik
Portfolio: erikstittart.net