Noted artist Stephan Martiniere gave an interesting presentation at the recent Starship Congress event in Dallas about the movies, artists and illustrators who drew  him towards science fiction and space art as he was growing up, about how he developed his skills and techniques, who his major influences were, and about the movie and animation projects he is working on today: Space Art – Youtube.

Martiniere’s talk was followed by the awarding of prizes for some excellent “speed sketch” works created during the conference by some of the attendees:  FarMaker Interstellar Speed Sketch Award & Auction – Youtube.