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    Sci Fi Machinery & Equipment... Best Artists of... Inspiration Thread

    Anybody have any favorite artists who do sci-fi machinery? It would be cool to have a thread of inspiration on the topic... From comic books and black and white work to oil paintings or concept work...

    I guess wally wood is a good starting point...

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    Hey Kev, what's wrong with old fashioned! The older stuff looks more 'other worldly' even more now - not retro so much as 'classic'.
    Great idea for a thread btw. I'll see what I can dig up.

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    And of course, Kirby did some ludicrous technology...

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    Tsutomu Nihei "Blame!" comic. When I saw that, I was like "Now that's a Sci-fi equipment!"

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    Yeahh !! Tsutomu Nihei rocks !!

    It is both cool and true to have this kind of sign on the comic cover ----[Caution: reading this comic can dye your fingers black]

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    my fave always as far as drawing machinery that had weight a purpose and it was believable ....

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    enrigo - haha.
    kingshaj - I was reading recently his comics and you're right. It all looks quite natural.

    By the way. They made a super short anime based on his comics which are kind of introduction to the whole story. Very weird mood. Here's Log 6 with the same fragment posted above. I love this industrial style elevator .



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    Amano for the win! Although, Gez Fry, Geof Darrow, Syd Mead, and Miyazaki are on the list. (Oooh and the guy who did Steam Boy!)



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    nice pick to start off the thread, Kev




    but for serious here, I have to give it up for the master: Syd Mead






    and a bunch of other great stuff

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    Syd mead offcourse, that man is a genius!

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    Daniel Simon is pretty good too

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    Dave, nice comic!!! EC rocks and always will!

    Okay here's some darrow and matrix stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    Dave, nice comic!!! EC rocks and always will!

    Okay here's some darrow and matrix stuff...
    Shh.. Kev, geof did the concept art for the Matrix...

    And Tastuya Tanaka did steam boy

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    this thread is the shit!

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    i think tank girl by ashley wood, and any of doug chiang's star wars associated works are a real hit there

    And so like horses to water, the angels fell upon the land.....only bitter...only twisted...human after all...
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    More pix, less talk.

    Mignola...

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    Nice one Epias with the George Hull , He's one of my personal favs!

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    sci fi machinery inspires me more than anything

    more tanaka tatsuyiki

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    Some people from this site, Yverlock (& Spiralfish) and Sparth...

    ....those viewing, please feel free to contribute more stuff so we can make this a strong resource.

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    Gotta show Ralph some love

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    From personal work of Ryan Church. One of my favorite sci-fi perspective sketches. I'd love to be able to draw this kind of stuff.

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    Hot thread!

    Epias: Those pictures are mint. Just mint.

    Lemme dig around here...

    1. Mandatory Evangelion.
    2. Matt Wilson. More steampunky, but what the hey, it's awesome.
    3. Shirow Masamune.

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    Some more Mead.

    Scans from one of his books. Stuff for bladerunner and 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavePalumbo View Post
    nice pick to start off the thread, Kev




    but for serious here, I have to give it up for the master: Syd Mead






    and a bunch of other great stuff

    Lets brag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farvus View Post
    enrigo - haha.
    kingshaj - I was reading recently his comics and you're right. It all looks quite natural.

    By the way. They made a super short anime based on his comics which are kind of introduction to the whole story. Very weird mood. Here's Log 6 with the same fragment posted above. I love this industrial style elevator .

    holy cow i love Scifi! esp Anime Scifi!! PLEASE PLEASE tell me where to go to download this movie! i must have it as part of my collection

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    A couple from one of the 'old masters' - Robert McCall

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    I think I've found my new favourite thread!
    Gotta agree with Dave,
    Syd Mead has been such a massive inspiration for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kian View Post
    I think I've found my new favourite thread!
    Gotta agree with Dave,
    Syd Mead has been such a massive inspiration for me.
    I agree on everything

    Syd Mead = pld:



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    Epias - Thanks for those Syd Mead layout photos.
    riceface - Well. It's not a free downloadable movie. I'm sure if you search in Google, you'll find a way to get it.

    When it comes to robots, I like those done by Keith Thompson. To me his designs have good balance between functionality and "just cool shapes". It's not overloaded with detail and it's not boring either (or it's all just well arranged).

    Just two I especially like. There are some new ones I haven't seen before on his website.

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    Personally, it has to be Chris Foss, no question.

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    The syd mead stuff is is great. You can find a some of his older stuff on flickr, things he did for the US steel catalogue in the 60's. Retro futurisme and sixtys optimisme.

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