An Exclusive Look at Rare and Never-Before-Seen Star Wars Concept Art

You've seen a ton of Star Wars concept art before — but this galaxy still contains endless marvels that your eyes have not beheld. A brand new book called Star Wars Art: Concept features loads of artwork, selected by George Lucas himself, that tells the story of Star Wars from the beginning up to now. We've got some… » 10/04/13 12:20pm 10/04/13 12:20pm

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being Demolished

We love watching cities being crushed, blown up and swept away — it happens in a lot of this summer's biggest movies. There's just something so viscerally thriling about structures coming down in flames. Here's some of our favorite concept art of cites getting totally smashed. » 5/17/13 1:59pm 5/17/13 1:59pm

At Last, Some John Carter Concept Art That Can Compete With Frazetta

The John Carter movie has a tough act to follow — we're used to seeing tons of amazingly thrilling art by masters like Frank Frazetta, showing weird creatures and heroic vistas. Now at last, there's some concept art from the movie that lives up to our dreams of Barsoom. » 1/31/12 12:30pm 1/31/12 12:30pm

Amazing Concept Art That Makes You Wish Aliens Would Come and Kill Us…

Nobody makes spaceships and mass destruction sexier than concept artist Ryan Church. His art for movies like Star Trek, Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds is enough to make you feel like he personally witnessed a massive space war. » 11/02/11 8:00am 11/02/11 8:00am

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

A Haunting Alien Cathedral, From Transformers 2 Concept Art

Star Trek concept artist Ryan Church also created some breathtaking vistas for Transformers: 2, including this scene inside an alien vessel called The Ark. All of a sudden, those big alien robots really do look alien. A few more, below. » 7/20/09 10:20am 7/20/09 10:20am

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

Ryan Church, Master Of Creatures And Robots

Why he rules: If you saw a cool giant machine or floating city in Star Wars episode II or III, there's a good chance it was designed by Ryan Church. His designs for Revenge Of The Sith included a new generation of giant AT-AT walkers with longer legs, giant robot tanks, and a whole gaggle of dinosaur/dragon mounts for… » 6/10/08 4:30pm 6/10/08 4:30pm

Yearning For Serene Flying Paddleboats

A lot of sci fi concept art has a tendency to be spiky and sharp looking, and you'll usually see enough spires and knife-edged towers to populate an entire world with if you flip through a book of book of alien artwork. That's why artist Ryan Church's floating paddleboat here looks serene and peaceful. You could just… » 12/19/07 10:45am 12/19/07 10:45am