Extreme Worlds: The Complete Guide to Drawing and Painting Science Fiction Art

Extreme Worlds: The Complete Guide to Drawing and Painting Science Fiction Art


By (author) Francis Tsai

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  • Publisher: IMPACT Books
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 251mm x 10mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 1600613411
  • ISBN 13: 9781600613418
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 195,963

Product description

This is a highly practical guide for budding artists who want to create their own extreme sci-fi worlds. Core elements of sci-fi art are taught through ingenious exercises and eleven detailed step by step projects. Subjects covered include aliens, robots, space ships, weapons, space stations and strange planets. It contains instruction suitable for beginners and more advanced artists, and is accompanied by an awesome gallery of the author's work.

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Author information

Francis Tsai is a world-renowned conceptual designer. He was the principal artist for Darkwatch and has worked on many fantasy gaming assignments, including Tomb Raider, Star Trek, The Bourne Identity, Spyhunter 2, Whacked and Myst 3. He also works extensively for major comic publishers including Top Cow and Devil's Due and is a regular contributor to Imagine FX magazine. He lives in San Diego, California. www.teamgt.com

Table of contents

Introduction; Part One - Basic Concepts; 1. Tools; 2. Shapes; 3. Perspective; 4. Colour; 5. Process; Part Two - Step Demonstrations; 1. Characters; Humanoid; Alien; Cyborg; 2. Hardware; Spaceship; Land machine; Weapons; 3. Environments; Space; Architecture; Interior; 4. Space Opera; Concept; Design; Characters; Hardware; Environment; Finalising; Index.