Stunning Star Trek Into Darkness concept art shows starships at war

Concept artist James Clyne is one of our favorite artists of all time. And this newly revealed concept art for Star Trek Into Darkness reveals why. It's amazingly dynamic and just burns with energy and excitement. And it's really beautifully rendered, to boot. » 1/09/14 11:31am 1/09/14 11:31am

What are blockbusters made of? James Clyne's artwork.

Concept artist James Clyne began working in video games and then turned his sights towards designing films like Avatar, Transformers, Star Trek, and War of the Worlds. Clyne filled io9 in on his favorite designs and projects. » 6/20/10 2:05pm 6/20/10 2:05pm

What's the difference between being a concept artist and drawing comics?

The best concept art tells a story, all by itself. But what's the difference between creating concept art for movies, versus drawing comics or illustrating books? We asked some of our favorite concept artists, and here's what they said. » 6/15/10 2:30pm 6/15/10 2:30pm

5 Designers Reveal Secrets Of James Cameron's Avatar

James Cameron's Avatar required many technical miracles, including next-gen 3-D cameras and motion-capture, but it also needed years of sketching and brainstorming from a platoon of concept-artists and designers. We talked to five designers, and learned Avatar's secret design history. » 12/10/09 9:30am 12/10/09 9:30am

The Enterprise Versus A Black Hole In New Star Trek Concept Art

The Romulan mining ship Narada hurtles into a black hole as the valiant U.S.S. Enterprise speeds away at maximum warp, in this new Star Trek concept art from artist James Clyne. He posted tons of amazing art — including a different Starship bridge — and our favorites are below. » 5/29/09 12:30pm 5/29/09 12:30pm

The Transformer Attack You Never Got To See

Click to viewAn aircraft carrier morphs into a massive robot and goes on the attack, in this gorgeous piece of Transformers concept art by Tim Flattery. We already showed you some of James Clyne's amazing Transformers concept art a while back, but Flattery's images of giant robots striding through water eruptions and… » 7/07/08 11:47am 7/07/08 11:47am

10 Hollywood Designers To Watch Out For

Click to viewScience fiction is all about creating strange and incredible worlds, whether they're the future of Earth or a far-off planet. And the key to the most breathtaking science fictional worlds always starts with the work of production designers and concept artists who create brilliant and freaktastic worlds,… » 6/10/08 5:57pm 6/10/08 5:57pm

James Clyne's Sweeping Vistas

Why he rules: Looking at James Clyne's huge cityscapes and alien worlds, it's easy to get lost in all the details as well as the hugeness of everything. Clyne started out doing conceptual designs and set designs for Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Titan A.E., Galaxy Quest, Mission To Mars, and Mystery Men. He started… » 6/10/08 5:27pm 6/10/08 5:27pm

Forget The Earth, Let's Terraform The Moon!

Artist James Clyne, who already wowed us with what turned out to be a racer lost in Antarctica, also has a gorgeous vision of what it would be like if we started modifying and hacking the moon into a place to live and do business. But what's up with that giant ball in the middle of downtown? City-to-city low-gravity… » 1/25/08 5:00pm 1/25/08 5:00pm

An Ice-Bound Research Station on Another Planet

The multi-spiked item in the artwork above may be some sort of high-tech craft touching down for directions, or it could be a very advanced research station set up over a crevasse in Antarctica. Probably outfitted with scads of sensors, heated seats, and a fancy beverage dispenser as well. » 1/03/08 9:30am 1/03/08 9:30am