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Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Who are you? Where do you come from? Why are you here? Questions not easily answered when you are nine light years away from earth without a way to get home.


Quantum enigma is one man’s journey through space and time. In a future where past and present meet a fallen astronaut searches the unknown for a way home. What he finds will change the future of humanity forever.

Your only connection to your past is staring at you in the mirror and your only motivation to keep going, are the dreams of your family that keep you awake at night.

Below are twenty three digital works of art using hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation. Each of these pieces are available as NFT's at a much higher resolution than what you see here. They include music, and looped video similar to the Gif's below. All NFT Artwork is available here.

This very rare collection is one of one, there are no editions.

Check back soon, there are more pieces in this series.


Ancient
23
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Underworld
22
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



New World
21
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4




Crash
20
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Stress
19
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Atmosphere
18
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Trouble Ahead
17
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Velocity
16
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Escape
15
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



G-Force
14
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Overwhelmed
13
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Beyond
12
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Traveler
11
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



GRIFON
10
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Capture
9
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Deity
8
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Unearthing
7
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Ambush
6
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Expedition
5
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Anguish
4
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Enthrall
3
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Stunned
2
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Deception
1
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4


Quantum Enigma is a much larger creative project than what you see here. It is the culmination of nine years of work. 

A graphic novel will be published later this year featuring a complete story to the animation. 



An award winning teaser trailer and short film have been created, along with working props, robotics, costumes and hundreds of drawings and digital artworks. 



Check out the trailer and more info on this project below.


To Learn More About This Project Click on the Links Below


Storyboards: Here we will continue to bring storyboard thumbnails sketches and changes for the live action trailer.


Concept Art: A lot of interesting art leading up to the finished ideas. Multiple changes are made frequently to work out problems and detail of the props and effects that we are trying to create. We will continue to drop new art here all the time.


Props, Animatronics and Practical Effects: This is the good stuff that takes so long to make. After we sketch it all down, it is s trial and error process using various materials to create a practical effect and prop. We'll try to update this area as much as possible.


Behind the Scenes: This is some behind the scenes shots from production of the trailer and more.


Film Festivals: During this process we are submitting our teaser and soon to be trailer to various film festivals which are responding very well to our work.


If you've waited this long, it will be worth it. Check back in for more details soon.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021




NONAGON: Nine sides of life, nine sides of our past, present and future meet in the world’s first Crypto Noir art series and story ever.

Linder’s latest artwork is digital meets handmade. Starting with hand painted paper, he draws in pen and ink, and white charcoal. Each piece is scanned at a stunning 8k resolution and then 20 to 50 digital layers are added. The digital layers are printed on transparency and re-applied to the handmade drawing.

It is a one of a kind series inspired by film noir and pulp fiction novels that explores the mystery of number 9, with 27 mixed media artworks that tell the first Crypto-Noir story ever. Nonagon will be released as 9 pages of artwork in three separate NFT drops.

The original handmade artwork be auctioned soon. 

All NFT's are available to purchase here. 


In addition to that, there is a collected graphic novel in the works that will be released later this year with the complete story of Nonagon.



Awakening
1
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


It was a hot spring night in New York with a little rain in the air. Nona was enjoying a great time at her friend Stacey’s party with plenty of drinks, and lots of old friends. The only downside was that her loser boyfriend wouldn’t take no for an answer.

She pleaded with him earlier to stay home and let her enjoy her friend’s birthday. But it didn’t help, Derek showed up anyway. What made things worse is that after a few shots, he started hitting on her friends too. Nona had enough, after she saw his touchy feely hands on her friends, she left the party.




Cornerstone
2
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Nona waited for an Uber but it was late so she called her friend Meagan to meet for a drink while she waited. She noticed a strange man in a hat following her, but she couldn’t get a good look at him after he slipped into an alley. The whole thing creeped her out so she grabbed the first taxi she could find and headed for the bar to meet her friend.


Refuge
3
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


It was Saturday night and there were more people than usual out on the streets of the city. New York felt alive again, even though so many places she used to go were boarded up and gone. A light rain started and she realized that she didn’t have an umbrella or a coat with her. She would just have to wing it.


Reflection
4
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


She thought how weird it was to see so many people without masks now that the mandate was finally lifted. Things almost felt normal again to her, until her boyfriend kept texting her which interrupted the moment. She was going to ignore him anyway and just hang with friends that she has missed over the past year.


Scrutiny
5
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT (after McGinnis)


Nona tipped the cabbie and got out of the car only to catch a glimpse of the same stranger with a hat that followed her out of Stacey’s party. She tried to keep her eyes on him to see where he went, but he slipped into the shadows again. 

Now that is strange, how could he know where she was going? How could he have gotten there before her she thought? Maybe she just had too much to drink at the party she continued.

After stepping out of the car, she noticed coins lying on the ground in front of her and something else that sparkled.



Mindful
6
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Quickly, she turning around to see if anyone near her dropped their wallet or purse or something, but no one was there. Someone definitely lost their ring and a pocket full of change right where her cab stopped to let her out. 

Maybe it’s the place all cabs stop in this area and the one before her lost it? Either way, she couldn’t just leave it there. Maybe she could find an inscription on it or something to return it to its rightful owner she thought.


Dazzle
7
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Wearing her tight fitting little black dress and heels, Nona couldn’t exactly kneel down to pick it up, so she tried to reach down without looking awkward. It was an odd shaped ring, one with many different sides. 

As she got closer to it, the ring began to give off a kind of bluish glow as if it was reacting to her, that seemed very unusual she thought, but she continued to question herself, rationalizing it as maybe just reflections off of the wet street from the rain.


Portal
8
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


When she picked it up, the ring slipped onto her finger and it lit up instantly. It felt extraordinarily light for a ring this size she mused. Numbers started appearing around it like some kind of a projection. 

Now, she thought it was some type of a gag or she was being filmed for a typical New York City street promotion.


Odyssey
9
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT


Nona realized the numbers stayed on 1942, suddenly she felt very warm and the sky went dim, then black.

The next 9 in this series will be released in a few weeks, so check back soon.





Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Future




You may have seen these advertisements in the back of my book. Maybe not, I have updated my personal website with some new info on Prisoner of the Mind.

What started out as an idea for future technologies, turned into mock up advertisements for this book Prisoner of the Mind. The artwork is digitally created in black and white. Imagine picking up your favorite magazine and flipping over one of these ads.


Terralift is the idea of an elevator to space. This time it is right into a space hotel. This makes perfect sense, because it has been discussed that what will push humanity further into space technologies is space tourism.

SEE THE ENTIRE SERIES HERE







Friday, November 6, 2020

 


Human trials for a first-of-a-kind device designed to treat the brain via electrical stimulation have brought some very promising results. Called Stentrode, the implant has the potential to treat a wide range of neurological conditions, but in these very first trials, has brought about significant quality-of-life improvements for a pair of Australian men suffering from motor neurone disease (MND).


The Stentrode device is the size of a matchstick, and enters the brain via a small keyhole incision in the neck.




Monday, November 2, 2020

 


The robot, which mostly consists of a static torso supporting a highly animated and articulated head, was developed by engineers at Disney’s Research division, Walt Disney Imagineering, and robotics researchers from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the California Institute of Technology.

Below is a video of the robot human interaction and it's enough to send a few shivers up your spine. Here's is there statement describing the video.

This video describes the development of a system for lifelike gaze in human-robot interactions using a humanoid animatronic bust. We present a general architecture that seeks not only to create gaze interactions from a technological standpoint, but also through the lens of character animation where the fidelity and believability of motion is paramount; that is, we seek to create an interaction which demonstrates the illusion of life.






Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 


The latest generation of flying car developed by KleinVision company transforms from road vehicle into air vehicle in less than 3-minutes. Useful for leisure and self-driving journeys, and also as a commercial taxi service.

We're making baby steps here. I have to say that I don't really imagine too many of these things just driving around on the streets but hey check out the video below, because it sure looks cool.




Wednesday, October 14, 2020

 


Made of a pair of two-wheeled vehicles, NASA's DuAxel is designed to descend crater sides and near-vertical cliffs on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

A rover trundles over rocky terrain, its four metal wheels clattering along until they encounter a seemingly insurmountable hazard: a steep slope. Down below is a potential trove of science targets. With a typical rover, the operators would need to find another target, but this is DuAxel, a robot built for situations exactly like this.

Check out the video below.