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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

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

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

    Okay here's some darrow and matrix stuff...
    At least Icarus tried!


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    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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