Jul 04 2011

Sci-fi/Futuristic Digital Works & Resources

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One place that designers tend to turn when they are looking for something of an inspirational recharge is to the worlds of science fiction and futuristic fantasy artwork. These rich, highly detailed works tend to be a fantastic testament to the creativity it takes to bring about something spectacular from nothing other than the idea of a world often so unlike our own. Much like designers do whenever we start a new project, the artworks from both the sci-fi and future fantasy realm tend to search the world around us for ‘solutions’ before they creatively reimagine it.

Today’s post is to help get your inspirational wheels turning once again, while simultaneously providing you with some useful resources for taking your imagination into these waters for some projects of your own. Hopefully between the inspired showcase of work and the tutorials plus, you will find enough motivation to start providing some stunning insights into a future or sci-fi world born of your own imagination. Enjoy!

Inspiration

Far from the city by tredowski

Homeworld Ordalla by z-design

Worth enough? by radoxist

Smog by alexiuss

Impossible LOV3 ver.3 by Bluefley

Stone castle archipelago by CassiopeiaArt

Car Trouble by geodex

Abandoned station by your1st

Alpha Centauri by bazze

the gentleman by A-u-R-e-L

Cybertron planet by JJasso

Battlefield by max4ever

nomad by pascalblanche

exodyssey guard by vyle-art

Doctor Who by geodex

Rise and Fall of an Empire by maciejfrolow

Azimuth by attackvector

Undefined Object by maxspider

Portal by arsenixc

Solidarity by Rahll

Bon Voyage by ChristianBeyer

Primacore Station by Yakul

Near Death by Shai

View from Shimada’s Garden by ChristmasSocks

Darkness_concept_VI by Wen-JR

Hellbound by alexiuss

…towers… by tredowski

the Harbor Under Starry Sky by weiweihua

dry dock ver.2 by tredowski

Machinery of the Stars by alexiuss

babymoon by pascalblanche

Plotting course by Tryingtofly

Imperial Pharmaceutic Facility by Sabra74

Introversion by MattDixon

Tutorials

Design an Epic Sci-Fi Style Urban City Scene in Photoshop

Concept Art: Create a Sci-Fi Interior Using Digital Painting Techniques

How to Create a Retro Sci-Fi Computer Game Poster

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Create a Futuristic Sci-Fi Scene

Really cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Tutorial: Space Environment

Create Spectacular Sci-Fi Concept Art using Digital Painting Techniques

Resources

Amazing Science Fiction Textures Clipart

Matrix Code NFI Font

Tech Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

Free Photoshop Brushes: Rust and Sci-fi Glow

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About the Author

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Mitch Mitchell, 06 July 2011

    These are great images. I especially love the second one above, but I really like a bunch of these. These were great finds; thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Ranjan, 07 July 2011

    Only one word to say ‘Flabbergasted’

  • George Dina, 09 July 2011

    Awesome!
    The first two picture, the “Doctor Who” one and the “Portal one” are great art work.

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