Digital Sci-Fi Art: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Stunning, Futuristic Images

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Visions of future worlds have always captured the imaginations.Images of towering cyber-cityscapes, awesome uninhabitable planetary worlds, sleek super-cars and space cruisers, strange mutant beings, and terrifying alien life forms have spilled from the feverish minds of fantasy sci-fi illustrators for as long as the genre has existed. Today, as more and more artists are switching from traditional media to the digital world of computers, the images being created are breathtakingly realistic.

Featuring works from the world’s best sci-fi artists, Digital Sci-Fi Art begins with an examination of the traditional styles and sources of sci-fi imagery then analyzes the new digital tools available to today’s illustrators. The heart of the book comprises a detailed survey of the key techniques involved in creating digital sci-fi art -- with step-by-step walkthroughs showing how specially-created pieces are produced. The book ends with a showcase of some of the best contemporary work being produced anywhere in the world.

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Michael Burns is a freelance author and producer. Formerly Editor of CGI Magazine and Editor-in-Chief of Computercreative.com (Future Publishing), he has contributed extensively to various graphics magazines, including Computer Arts and Macworld, and is also the author of several books on creating digital art.

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“Modern CG artists will also check out [Digital Sci-Fi Art] if they know what’s good for them!” (Ramin Zahed, Animation Magazine)

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