The Friday Cool: Concept Ships

conceptships.jpg Science-fiction fans, get thee to this site and revel in the daily doses of concept art depicting various futuristic vehicles in flight.

Sometimes it’s loose and sketchy, leaving it to your imagination to fill in details. Sometimes the work is tightly rendered and shiny, which gives a little vertigo-tinged thrill as these ships pitch and yaw across your screen.

I love looking at concept art. Among the most frequently thumbed through books on my shelf are the six The Art of Star Wars tomes. These collections showcase the work of very talented designers as they built the Star Wars universe out of graphite and paint.

The prequel books in particular are amazing. Ships, costumes, weapons, sets…the sheer volume of stuff that was created and the raw talent behind the work make these books incredibly inspirational.

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Concept Ships

Buy The Art of Star Wars from Amazon.com