Ron Miller gave a presentation at the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) online event on 19th May 2021 (web page). Ron Miller is an internationally acclaimed artist who is focussed on space themes. I have been a fan of his work since the 1990s when I got his book with William K. Hartmann entitled “Grand Tour – Traveller’s Guide to the Solar System” and later books.
“Long Distance Traveller – the Life and Work of Space Artist Ron Miller”
Replay of the event on the BIS YouTube Channel:
During the presentation and discussion Ron described some of his techniques and tools. Having started off with traditional painting techniques, he changed to digital art. He typically takes 3 to 4 days for each image. Much of teh work is done in Photoshop, but for some elements he composes into the scenes he uses a range of methods and tools. GHe uses TerraGen to create some landscapes as 3D models. He also uses 3D models of spacecraft, such as NASA models. He has 3D printed some parts to photograph and include in compositions. Recently for his own interest he went back to using traditional painting in acrylic for some images.