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.

All Wallpaper Downloads are FREE when you join my PATREON!


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

My Portfolio: https://erikstittart.net/
Thank you so much!

Erik



LATEST WORK


Science Mission Escort
Digital 3D Art
Blender/Photoshop
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

A Starship and Dropships with Security Detachments descend upon the surface of a distant moon on a science detail.

I apologize for the lengthy absence and there may be more for a bit. Going through a divorce, moving back to my former home of Grand Junction and so I've been very, very busy job hunting. I seemed to have nailed the job part but do not have a start date as of yet. And until I have a start date, I cannot cinch down an apartment so......hurry up and wait. I took advantage of this little bit of downtime to create some art. There may be another piece, who knows?

I do have some exciting news for my fans for the future of my art once I am settled. I've begun dabbling with Unreal Engine 5. I will dabble more in earnest once settled so that I can take scenes like this and begin making.......movies.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my Patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik









Phobos Sky City
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.93
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Well hell...

I've been AWOL for over a month and what a month it has been. I've been inundated and overwhelmed with personal stuffs, mostly mental health related in the form of playing "Drug Roulette" with my shrink to find the right "Happy Pill" for me. For those not in the know, I am Autistic with a PTSD chaser. It was an interesting childhood to say the least. The first pill, Zoloft, put me in the hospital. Always a good time. The second one, at first turned me into a drooling monkey. I'm better with it now. All in all, this took its toll on my creativity and ability to produce art. It absolutely sucked. I've never gone this long without producing a piece of art in my life! Now I'm back in production but with a few changes. Commissions are closed. Permanently. I'll take the odd Hollywood gig and I've done a couple of those, but no personal commissions anymore. I want to create art that I like and stop trying to get into other peoples' heads. I am about to be in a place of semi retirement and after 40 years of commissioning work, I just want to create art for me now.

The Nebula Generator Project...It's almost done. There's a couple of kinks still in it but, I'll post something I've created with it when I have something that I think is good and not a moment sooner.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my Patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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EDS 001 Red Claw Nebula
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.93
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

You are looking at an 18 month secret passion project. Obsession, really. 18 months of pain, anger, frustration and sobbing tears.
18 months ago, I created a file in my Blender folder entitled, "Nebula Project"....innocent enough. In my naivete, I thought I could merely waltz over to YouTube and find a tutorial on making accurate nebulae. This began a trip down a rabbit hole so deep with so many trail running into it, I was completely overwhelmed. But.......I never did find an artist on any forum site, YouTube, Vimeo or website that was creating astronomically accurate 3D nebulae. I found many, many wonderful artists coming close and I will acknowledge them here. Essentially, I took all the parts of a nebula that each amazing artist got correct and tried to assemble it into one cohesive object. This is what you are looking at. Save for the hot blue stars and the glows in the nebula itself, this is ALL one object. Red stars and all.

I would like to thank the following for the amazing inspiration and in several cases, tutorials that helped my quest along the way,

Teun van der Zalm
JFArts
Gleb Alexandrov
Mark Kingsnorth
Tim Barton

I will not divulge my secrets of how I created this just yet. I am going to create quite few of these in different colors, forms and structures to show the ability of my node tree. Yes, this is all procedural. After a fashion, I will post the whole node set up on my Patreon and then you can all have at it!

World's first accurate 3D Nebula?..................................maybe

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my Patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Daedalus and Dragon
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.93
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

It's been a hot minute since I've done any modeling work on my Daedalus Station. I had a little bit of free time and did exactly that. Mostly concentrating on more parts for the truss and finishing with the rigging for animation. It still needs wiring, a cupola or two, Canadarms and the nodes that Canadarms attach to. But, she's starting to look like an actual thing!

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my Patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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New World
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.93
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

I liked the new planet I created in the last piece so, I sent some of my models out to explore it.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my Patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Sailing
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.93
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

A Generation Ship sails past an unknown exoplanet and its moons.

Having a little fun creating procedural planets on this one.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my Patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Exo Paradise
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.93
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

In honor of Star Wars Day, I thought I would create a composition with my own models using Star Wars lighting and color palette. This scene is inspired by the footage from The Battle of Scarif and The Battle of Endor.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin' and May the 4th be with you,

Erik
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On The Edge of Eternity
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.93
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Having just eaten their star, onlookers watch on as a super massive black hole begins to make short work of the newly rogue planets.

I just had to model a black hole at sometime, eh? It's only the single most cool and mysterious thing in all the universe!

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Colony Class Super Station
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.91.2
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Space is commercial! And you can expect the giant, floating space cities to show up soon. No kidding. This is happening. But, take heart....You can cry about the atrocities of capitalism over your galactic craft beer at the Annunaki Bar & Grill while your crappy ship gets worked on at Fast Freddie's...

I'd like to apologize for my longish absence. I'm in the middle of doing some Star Trek related work. That's all I can say as an NDA is involved so, don't even ask.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Colony Supply Run
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.92
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Loaded with goods, tools and general supplies, dropships descend upon an exocolony from a visiting starship.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Exoresearch Fleet
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.92
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Somewhere, in an unknown region of our galaxy, a massive research vessel studies a ringed earth-like world with a troublesome clump of potentially problematic asteroids nearby.

I like to listen to music while I create. Mostly to keep me awake as I really don't have a lot of time to sleep so, this particular set list accomplished just that with music from The Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Massive Attack and Propellorheads. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the phat ass breakbeats of the 90's. Nobody did it or does it better.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Martian Patrol
Digital 3D Art
Blend
er 2.91.2
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 
SYNOPSIS -Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net


Launched from a Mining Colony on Phobos, a trio of dropships, each with a compliment of troops, takes their shift patrolling Martian Space to protect commercial interests.

I spent the last two days creating some personal works in advance to spread out in posts over the next few days as I need to take time to finish up some contract work. So, the posts will continue but I won't be around to field comments and questions.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/artoferikstitt

If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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La Luna de la Vida
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.92
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Disclaimer: I already know that this is impossible......for now. Just hush and suspend your disbelief for a moment for the sake of beautiful art and great science fiction.

Have you ever wondered what the Moon would look like Terraformed? Me too. I tried accomplishing this in Photoshop a few years ago and I was not satisfied at all with it. Cut to present day when one has 3D Software and all manner of physics simulations at their fingertips and, Voila! Our Moon is transformed.

I think she turned out beautifully.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

WALLPAPER AVAILABLE: patreon.com/erikstitt

Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Starships and Station
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.91.2
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Just a nice scifi space scene using some of my models. Time to go back to space for a bit.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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Los Angeles 2150
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.91.2
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

A little Cyberpunk/Dystopian Art to help you appreciate that none of us really have it that bad..............................yet.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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If you enjoy my art, please consider supporting it through my patreon and get unlimited wallpaper downloads, signed prints and discounts on merch!

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Thanks for lookin',

Erik
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They Remember You
Digital 3D Art
Blender 2.91.2
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT
Copyright 2021 Erik Stitt
ArtStation: erikstittart.net

SYNOPSIS -

Earlier, in the previous morning, you saw the craft over the treetops as you fetched the paper. You called all the local authorities and reported and then went on about your day except...there were nagging thoughts of familiarity. Cut to the small hours of the next morning when you are awakened by banging noises caused by inanimate objects moving by themselves; books falling off shelves, dishware in cupboards flying across the kitchen, the TV and Computer turning themselves on and then...

...the flood of blue light pours through every window in your house. In the remaining seconds of your memory of this event, you opened the back door to your house and saw this.

This is number 3 in my "Encounters" series.

I know a lot of you are wondering, "Erik! What the hell happened to the cool Space Art and Spaceships?!"

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh....Hush now. I'm telling my story. And as I am not getting any younger and I hate interviews about this stuff that happened to me, I figure I tell it best in illustrations in the best quality that I can create them. When I'm done with this series, that should wrap up the weirdness for a while as I'm not really interested in others accounts or experiences. They're answers are not mine and so, I seek my own answers. And, when I get them, I probably will not share them as they won't pertain to anyone but me. Just let me finish this goofy series of personal horror and then I will return back to the generally accepted non offensive norm of Space Art and Space Exploration.

Also, I'm just as cringey about this stuff as most "normal" people are. There's a lot of judgement and ridicule that comes with it. I get it. I try to keep the tinfoil to a minimum.

Would be Thieves: Just know that I have all the PSD and Blend files to this work and they are dated. So, if I or any of my watchers catch you, it's all over. Think about it.

Created in Blender and rendered in Cycles
Compositing, Overpainting and Effects created in Blender and Photoshop

You can also follow me on my Facebook Page:
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Thanks for lookin',





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