Science fiction has been widely popular for years. Nowadays, technology enables graphic designers and digital artists to illustrate the fantasy of their imagination through digital arts. There are so many futuristic Sci-Fi concepts that have been created by several famous digital artists. They often use Maya and 3D Studio Max for initial modeling and Adobe Photoshop for final retouching.
According to Wikipedia, Science fiction is a genre of fiction. It differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation). Exploring the consequences of such differences is the traditional purpose of science fiction, making it a “literature of ideas”. Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possibilities. The settings for science fiction are often contrary to known reality.
27 Great Sci-Fi Digital Arts
In this post, I present 27 great science fiction digital arts from Deviant Art with my personal review for each image. Click on the image to view it full size.
Great picture. It illustrates the huge gap between a hypertech city and a primitive one. As you can see in the picture, water wastes are flowing into the river below. It’s very ironic.
There are several huge towers emitting atmosphere on that planet. Nice picture.
Somewhere in the North
Looks like a military tower that is located on the north pole.
Great futuristic city illustration. I like its color combination. Very interesting.
Thegg Mining Outpost
Great sunset panorama of a mining facility with two planets, one of which is similar to Saturn.
It looks like a futuristic manufacturing factory which is still running at night. At the bottom of the image, trains are delivering sand.
Darkness Concept VI
I like the concept of this artificial island. I hope that someday I will own this kind of island.
Another world? It looks like a futuristic portable bridge.
This is awesome. A shiny portal leads to an unknown world. Great concept.
Maybe the star in the background is an illustration of alpha centauri, which is at a distance of about 4.3 light years from our lovely earth.
Looks like a common futuristic mining factory.
Just Dropping By
Could you imagine being able to see three moons at the same time?
Mass Effect 2 Final Shot
Great concept of an alien invasion. The spaceship looks like a meteor, but I’m sure that it’s a futuristic spaceship.
Atlantis City Daytime
Another artificial island concept. It’s very cool.
Imagine that a millennium from now, cars will float in the air. It will reduce land traffic jams, right?
The Rising Tide
Great illustration of many futuristic satellites.
A common futuristic city concept with high level buildings.
Looks like a concept of a futuristic city under a dome.
The first time I looked at this picture, I thought it was a mining facility. But the author says that it is a city.
Primitive? They seem very futuristic to me.
A huge building in the center of a futuristic land.
Great futuristic factory concept. I like the color of the sky.
Looks like a city built in the sky that works for flying cars.
Research Ship WIP3
A futuristic harbor with a futuristic research ship.
Escape from “Cloudy Sky”
I don’t really understand the title. Maybe the author was imaging himself escaping from a dangerous cloudy nebula in outer space?
Just another futuristic spaceship concept.
Worth Enough? 2
A futuristic building that reaches the sky. Taller than Burj Dubai isn’t it?
Great aren’t they? But you have to remember that they are just a concept. We have to wait for them to be realized in our time. Maybe 10 years, 20 years, or even hundreds of years after us? Just be grateful for our world now. Try hard to contribute positive things to the present world we live in.
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