A recent graduate of Meeker High School, Gabe Richardson started his artistic career very early and is currently majoring in the arts at Colorado Mesa University with an emphasis on education. He started posting artwork on Instagram (@gabe_richardson_art) while he was in high school, and has since gained a following.
“I started posting on Instagram because I thought it gave me good exposure and made me feel really good about the work I was doing. He seemed to be really enjoying it and I thought he would get the right kind of feedback,” Richardson said. ”, and also has a dedicated Instagram page (@titaneron_official). Speculative biology is a genre dedicated to imagining life on other worlds through the creation of fictional imaginary worlds of alien and non-alien creatures. After being inspired by other speculative biology projects he saw, he started Titaneron in high school with the help of Ben Quinn, an art teacher at Meeker High School. “Gabe has a broad skill set of artistic ability and vision. It was thrilling to see him enthusiastically go through his process of first drawing different creatures, adding color, and then creating 3D models,” said Quinn.
Recently, Gabe’s Instagram presence gave him the opportunity to have his work featured in digital magazines. Domenic Pennetta, editor and founder of Astrovitae magazine, found Richardson online and contacted him. Pennetta created this magazine to showcase topics related to speculative biology, art and science in his fiction.
“Astrovitae’s primary goal is to popularize the speculative biology genre by highlighting artists within the community and sharing their fantastical worlds, creatures and art with our readers,” said Pennetta. says. “I reached out to Gabe because I believed he had an interesting world to share. We strive to curate the work of well-known professional artists.In this way, our readers can experience a variety of artists and projects in each issue.New readers can explore these larger artists and their featured projects through “Astrovitae” will intrigue you, but ultimately these readers will stay to see the work of the lesser. Fits the bill of small artists looking to develop their I think it’s great that the community can shine a spotlight on a little artist like Gabe and support their creative endeavours. ) will be born and will watch his world develop with great interest!”
“It is wonderful to see Gabe published and recognized for his exemplary work and execution of these ideas. I’m thrilled,” Quinn commented.
In the future, Richardson hopes to develop this project into something even bigger. “I want to develop this world into something really big,” he said. I hope it will be like that,” Richardson said. “For now, it’s just a passion project that I work on from time to time, but I hope in the future it becomes a bit more of a full-time project.”
Visit both to see Richardson’s artwork. @gabe_richardson_art When @titaneron_official Check out his work on Instagram. “Astrovitae” in the September 2022 issue https://www.astrovitae.com/.
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