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    thats just the weirdest question.....
    No, but most of the 'art' from like the 14,15,16th centuries was biblical based; painted on behalf of the church, because it was the only way to illustrate the stories from the bible to the people, of which, many couldnt read. Artist during that time weren't named, therefore much of the art/paintings no-one knew who painted them, they were not paid much either. Only when the Rennaisance happened, did the idea of 'celebrity' painters come to fruition...
    Sorry, Im ranting...

    Why dont YOU do some sci-fi concepts???? find those biblical paintings, and, well, modernise them???

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    Quote Originally Posted by didntlearntodraw View Post
    Does anyone know of any biblical/christianity based concept art with a scifi/fantasy look?

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    Find a christian video game / movie and look up the artists who worked on it.



    Probably not going to be as cool as what you were thinking of..

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    Hmmm...interesting. Well, my first thought is that biblical themes are used in many different ways as far as illustration goes. Depending of what specifically you are looking for would help narrow that down.

    However, C.S. Lewis has many religiously themed writings and the recently, the most popular has been the Chronicles of Narnia. Any illustration from that work would have Lewis' Christianity themes fantacized.

    Does that help?

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    "Alright, us priests have come up with a new fictional character, whos stories will entertain the masses. We're thinking of calling him Yaweh, but we might shorten that down to "god" as jenkins mentioned shorter is easier."

    "So what do you want production to do?"

    "Well we need some concepts done of him so we can give a sense of what he could look like."

    "Is he a creature?"

    "Naw, we we're thinking along the lines of humanoid."

    "Any weird features? Head of a hawk, or a body of a scorpion?"

    "Nah the Eggies already did that, we wouldn't look progressive or 'edgy' enough."

    "Well y'know what Schlerber was saying, something about simple is better, he went off on his 'simple design' rant but it makes sense. If everyone is going all-out, maybe simpler is edgier."

    "So how simple are we talking?"

    "Well, why not just... human? In appearance only of course, he'll have like magical powers and stuff that people can't see."

    "Eggies already did it. Osiris."

    "Yeah but this guy wouldn't just judge the dead, he's EVERYTHING. Only one guy, doing the work of all the Eggie gods."

    "I think you're onto something. Sketch 'em up."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly View Post
    Why dont YOU do some sci-fi concepts???? find those biblical paintings, and, well, modernise them???
    I would love to but I quit drawing when i was akid and switched to music so I have no skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Find a christian video game / movie and look up the artists who worked on it.



    Probably not going to be as cool as what you were thinking of..
    Yeah i know ill get on it though, the moview Constantine comes to mind, think was was a game too, though it wasnt biblicly accurate .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hylandr2 View Post
    However, C.S. Lewis has many religiously themed writings and the recently, the most popular has been the Chronicles of Narnia. Any illustration from that work would have Lewis' Christianity themes fantacized.

    Does that help?
    Narnia is mythology/new aged based I believe. There plenty of that kind of thing, not really what im looking for though.

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    this thread is going to be entertaining.

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    You might find this interesting. I dunno if I'm allowed to post this or not, but if im not, I'll delete it.
    http://www.revelationillustrated.com/shop/

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    Gustave dore. did a lot of concepts for biblical thingies.

    http://www.stedwards.edu/hum/klawitt.../doreindex.htm

    just google his name i found quite a few, in fact i will sve you the trouble here we go:


    http://www.doreillustrations.com/div...medy-hell.html

    http://dore.artpassions.net/

    those sites have a LOT. take some time to view them.

    Edit: didnt see the si fi. but i still want you to look and them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by didntlearntodraw
    Does anyone know of any biblical/christianity based concept art with a scifi/fantasy look?
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    www.WhereIsMyEyeball.com My portfolio! Go check it out!
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    you might want to check out the CGDC, a christian game developers conference. http://www.cgdc.org/. They have some links on their site to gamedevelopers that make christian games, maybe you can find what you need there

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    have a lark at any and every satan / dragon / demon ever painted, mosaiced, or scrawled into the festering, mildew-imbued, creeping-slime-mold-lined wall of any catacomb's entrails. particularly st. george and the dragon renditions are great for seeing concept work over the past millenia.

    evil imaginings of demons / satan
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    one of thousands of st. george renditions
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    this one's not particularly good, but not bad either
    she looks so gracious and peaceful, hehe

    christ pantocrator (ruler of the universe)
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    from the the dome of a famous orthodox church. with this gesture and expression it's pretty clearly conceptual i.m.o.

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    Great finds so far guys, some of those in the revalation illustrated are sci fi , gustove dore is contemp but still cool, that big satan and henchmen picture is artistic talent but it just so evil, i cant even look at it

    but the style i was really looking for was the stuff on the homepage , really detailed scifi modern stuff

    Im guessing but probably the creator of dragonball z got his ideas of beings flying and sparring each other to the extreme, hurdling them from the sky into the ground, and not dying, etc, was from the scriptures of angles and demons fighting, its the exact same style, though he threw in the philosophy of buddism/etc


    (bad example)


    (another bad example)

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    Quote Originally Posted by didntlearntodraw View Post
    Narnia is mythology/new aged based I believe. There plenty of that kind of thing, not really what im looking for though.
    Are you kidding me? Are you familiar with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? Are you familiar with the story of Jesus? A being gets together a group of people to resist the evils that have befallen the world and to spread peace to its inhabitants. This being then sacrifices himself for the greater good, and comes back to life. Granted there were plenty of mythological things in Narnia as well, but I think that it's pretty clear what a Christian author like C.S. Lewis was trying to say with some of the Narnia stories.

    But, if I'm reading you correctly, it seems like what you're looking for is a futuristic/sci-fi rendition of biblical stories, kinda like the Leo DiCaprio Romeo and Juliet movie. The same story and characters, just told in a different time/setting. Is that what you're looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by didntlearntodraw View Post
    Im guessing but probably the creator of dragonball z got his ideas...from the scriptures of angles and demons fighting, its the exact same style, though he threw in the philosophy of buddism/etc
    woah!

    Just threw in Buddhism?!
    Not only is Buddhism 600 years older than Christ,
    but it is deeply engrained in Japanese culture.
    Japan being the homeland of Dragon Ball Z's creator, Toriyama.

    Anyways,
    The challenge is not to find Christian Sci-fi concepts,
    the challenge is finding a Christian Sci-fi anything.
    Sci-fi aside, some of my favorite religious concepts come from the "Prince of Egypt".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dose206 View Post
    Are you kidding me? Are you familiar with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? Are you familiar with the story of Jesus? A being gets together a group of people to resist the evils that have befallen the world and to spread peace to its inhabitants. This being then sacrifices himself for the greater good, and comes back to life. Granted there were plenty of mythological things in Narnia as well, but I think that it's pretty clear what a Christian author like C.S. Lewis was trying to say with some of the Narnia stories.

    But, if I'm reading you correctly, it seems like what you're looking for is a futuristic/sci-fi rendition of biblical stories, kinda like the Leo DiCaprio Romeo and Juliet movie. The same story and characters, just told in a different time/setting. Is that what you're looking for?
    Sorry, I meant the actual visuals of narnia, which are of that, though it does have the same scenario.

    No im looking for the same sotry with the same time, though the stories were in the past , the same spiritual world exisit today (if you believe in that sort of thing)
    , im just looking for a sick scifi style like some of the ones in the homepage, but bible themed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSillustration View Post
    woah!

    Just threw in Buddhism?!
    Not only is Buddhism 600 years older than Christ,
    but it is deeply engrained in Japanese culture.
    Japan being the homeland of Dragon Ball Z's creator, Toriyama.
    I didnt mean it like that, vice versa . Also he didnt even have to read the scriptures (i dunno if he did or not) he could of just heard it from folklore or witnessed them himself.

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    just throwing this in, it might be somewhat off-topic, but its fun to do research on this:

    as molly explained, just about all art that was created in europe after Constantine I and before Albrecht Durer is depicting christian topics, and at least most of what followed until the 19th century as well. So a lot of classic principles of design, composition and motives come from religious ideas and still influence even the least religious illustrations today. just from the top of my mind, you'll find the motif of the "beautiful madonna" ('schoene madonnen' in german, can't find the english term for this) in leyendeckers work:





    there is tons of fascinating stuff in baroque architecture as well, meaningful measurements and proportions that you will still find in modern architecture... coming from religious topics. if anyone has useful links on these topics, i'd be very grateful.

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    I did a drawing of The Beast two years ago. It's not very well done, but the concept sketch is there. I was very proud at the time. Maybe I should redo it.....
    Try doing some of your own, like of the laviathon or alot of Revelation.

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    I can't remember who it was exactly, but I think it was either Brom or Simon Bisley who did a book of illustrations from the bible. I think it might have been Bisley, can't be 100&#37; sure, but I saw it in a Bud Plant catalogue a while back.

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    Yep, I was right...here we go, although its no longer in print, you can buy second hand copies, but its expensive:

    http://www.amazon.com/Illustrations-.../dp/1932413154

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    The Biz rocks, his shit is so raw.

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    A few more pics I found from the book:









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    Simon Bisley has done some incredible work with Bible illustration. I would also suggest checking out the work of the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio. http://www.italycyberguide.com/Art/a...caravaggio.htm
    He had some pretty good stuff. Pretty much all of the Italian Baroque painters had excellent stuff.

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    Here are some others -



    Here are some images from Alphonse Mucha's series, "Le Pater" of "The Lord's Prayer": hard to find and expensive, but amazing.



    Ans like Dan said, Prince of Egypt is an amazing example.

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    wow... I most definately would purchase Simon Bisleys drawn version of the bible; its real dark eh? thanx for posting Magic Man!!!

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    Yep, defenitly #1 for now, why is it so expensive?

    Alphonse Mucha's Le Pater looks like it would be good.

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    Expensive Bible illustrations

    If I'm not mistaken Simon Bisley's book was put out by Heavy Metal magazine in limited numbers. I was lucky enough to get my copy right after it came out, but the title includes the words "a work in progress" so they might release an updated version of the book somewhere down the line, or maybe even an actual bible with his illustrations in it.

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