A further selection from British Artist Chris Foss one of the true masters of Sci-Fi Art.
I’ve collected these sample’s together as they best serve to highlight the elements I find most interesting in Chris’s work. IMO these are: the ship designs themselves (naturally) the striped and checkered lexicon he adorns these craft with, the simply stunning cloudfields, aurora and rock formations, but of course most importantly of all – it’s all about the lighting.
A little more about the samples:
Top: This design typifies all of Chris’s aforementioned traits, a bulbous, large vented craft wrapped with industrial zig-zagging descending through a heavenly cloudscape…
Second: A breathtaking alien vista, incredible lighting tricks here, love all the soft glows.
Third: Something of a Gerry Anderson “Thunderbirds” feel here, again it’s all about the markings.
Fourth & Fifth: two different craft designs, one cylindrical the other very geometric, posed at a very similar angles – great atmospheric effects (corona / dustcloud).
Artwork collected and featured via: Net-Cafe http://www.net-cafe.hu/fantasy.php?ct=174 Astrona: http://astrona.blogspot.com/search/label/Chris%20Foss – do check Astrona for a much larger gallery and more artist info….
Probably the best way to get a true feel for Chris’s Style is to track down one of his books, try ebay of course for a bargain, or amazon.com has a wide selection here: http://is.gd/117Cb or better yet try Chris’s Home site: http://www.chrisfossart.com where for a there’s the chance to buy signed prints!
Following on from the prior post here’s more from Jodorowsky’s gloriously doomed Dune, this time featuring the efforts of Devon’s finest - Chris Foss… nice to feature some of Foss’s work pre-airbrush-gloss!
As before all artwork featured via the excellent http://www.duneinfo.com/
I will endavour to find something original soon!