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#1 2021-12-13 06:44:23

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Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

While we as humans dream paint pictures of the planets and space exploration and new colonies...will they out there one day in the future paint pictures and dream of return to Earth?

I thought I would share some space artists, some of these artists alone you could spend a full day talking of just one artist and their amazing work. Some used traditional paint and brush, other artists made models and sculpted, some used chalk and pencil, other more modern artists use software and CGI paint programs.

Chesley Bonestell

http://www.outer-space-art-gallery.com/ … stell.html
https://www.bonestell.org/
https://hobbyspace.com/Blog/?p=23007

Bryan Versteeg

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-bryan-versteeg
https://www.universetoday.com/106461/ho … -universe/
https://www.humanmars.net/2015/02/mars- … steeg.html
https://vimeo.com/111243246

he has site www.spacehabs.com

Don Dixon Art

https://www.cosmographica.com/flatfile2/?p=42
https://1-don-dixon.pixels.com/
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-don-dixon

Ron Cobb

http://roncobb.net/st.html

Gerard O’Neill although I believe O'Neill himself might not have been a true artists and was a director of arts and got got artists like Don Davis to paint his works

http://factualfiction.com/marsartists/2 … -frontier/
https://space.nss.org/o-neill-cylinder- … ettlement/
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/n … colony-art

Lucien Rudaux
https://www.anart4life.com/lucien-rudau … mical-art/
https://www.normandythenandnow.com/the- … les-bains/


The Concept of Spacestation type ships by Encho Enchev

https://conceptships.blogspot.com/2017/ … nchev.html

A lot of Classic Retro-Futurist concepts from Robert McCall

http://factualfiction.com/marsartists/2 … space-age/

Lynette Cook's work is very much 'out there' she did a lot of galactic exoplanet stuff before anything was ever imaged I guess this was how guys like Chesley Bonestell would also have to dream up a scene from Titan or some other place without ever knowing the Moon or Planets.

https://extrasolar.spaceart.org/extrasolar-planets.html

Mark Garlick again does 'out there' galactic exoplanet stuff but also has Sunsets on Mars

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/V1RK4
https://www.redbubble.com/people/magarl … ian-sunset
https://photos.com/featured/mars-and-it … nvas-print
http://www.space-art.co.uk/
https://www.redbubble.com/i/art-print/S … 5850.1G4ZT
https://www.futuretimeline.net/future-a … ce-art.htm
https://www.planetary.org/space-images/ … rk-garlick
https://ultimatefacts.space/2021/10/05/ … k-garlick/

Danny Flynn dreamy

https://www.oilpaintingfactory.com/engl … 143464.htm
https://www.dannyflynn.com/other_worldly.html

David A Hardy more Alien Worlds

https://www.universetoday.com/95395/vis … d-a-hardy/
https://timefordisclosure.com/the-fanst … dy-part-1/

Marlynn Flynn

http://www.tharsisartworks.com/planets_ … rspage.htm
https://novaspace.com/product-category/ … ynn-flynn/
https://sayhellospaceman.blogspot.com/2 … llery.html

Darren Bacon

https://darren-bacon.squarespace.com/
https://conceptships.blogspot.com/2011/ … eship.html

Olexii Shuhurov

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RKQ5E

Alex Nice

https://alexnice.artstation.com/projects/A3ndN

Dmitrii Ustinov

https://wallpapercrafter.com/164030-dmi … angle.html

Ray Cassel

http://latest.raycassel.com/category/sp … -2/page/6/
https://pixels.com/profiles/ray-cassel

Brain Sum

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/nbZdO
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/mars-mining-station

Mars station by Hideaki Fuji

https://www.renderosity.com/rr/mod/gall … e/2011699/
https://www.renderosity.com/rr/mod/gall … n/1333378/

Alexey Shugurov

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RKQ5E
https://www.humanmars.net/2019/04/mars- … gurov.html

Pat Rawlings.

https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/advart.html
https://astrona.blogspot.com/2006/08/pa … e-art.html
https://novaspace.com/product-category/ … -rawlings/
https://www.sciartex.net/pat-rawlings.html

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#2 2021-12-13 07:47:29

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

For Mars_B4_Moon re new topic

Thanks for your significant investment of time and thought in compiling the opening post in this new topic!

SearchTerm:Museum of Space Art
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I personally appreciated your mention of Dr. Gerard O'Neill's contribution to the genre, primarily (I suspect) through inspiration of creativity due to the scope of his ideas, and the power of his verbal and written presentations.

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#3 2022-04-04 12:31:32

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

The Space Fantasy Art of Andrei Sokolov

https://www.drewexmachina.com/2020/09/2 … i-sokolov/

Old scifi radio play, some of these old shows and magazines had great art to go allow with radio broadcasts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jnxp
Earthsearch by James Follett (S2E1): cult sci-fi drama sequel to his original Earthsearch.
4 million years ago, a fantasy scifi story tells the tale of the crew of the starship Challenger abandoned their search for Earth and made their home on Paradise, the third planet of a solar system on the fringe of the galaxy. But..


Across the West I notice our art has got more Dystopia, Oppressive, Blade Runner Style and Technocracy and Dark, it is becoming less out the Exploration. maybe it is the influence of politics, the real world but Art and Movies have become more Apocalyptic, Bleak Neon Dark Metallic Cityscapes and Horror and Less about Freedom and Building

Five Sci-Fi Shows that Got Canceled Despite Being Intriguing and Unique (2015-2020)
https://moviesr.net/p-five-sci-fi-shows … and-unique
Interesting Art here
'Probing von Neumann Expansion'
https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2022/03 … expansion/

Sometimes an Artists work will go viral again across social media but the Artist like Paul Hudson will be uncredited
https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/s … st01may_1/

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#4 2022-07-12 08:40:48

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

Judy Schmidt
SL9 Impact Fragment G Plume
https://www.flickr.com/photos/geckzilla/49806406468/
Late last year and early this year I was working hard on combining some old imagery from Hubble from the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact event at Jupiter. I was staring at some fuzzy images (they were the sharpest images! but Jupiter is so far away, and I had to zoom way in...) and my imagination was running wild. After studying these images for so long I just had to take a break and create an illustration of what the plume might have looked something like up close.

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#5 2022-08-01 15:15:48

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The Space Fantasy Art of Andrei Sokolov

https://www.drewexmachina.com/2020/09/2 … i-sokolov/

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#6 2022-08-06 08:57:48

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

CGI Turbine Painted

'Windmills on Mars'
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/8eln1R

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#7 2022-08-15 04:21:30

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

Building a Martian House: a project by artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent.

film animation clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHJTlNNRMaA

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#8 2022-08-27 03:19:48

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

I have shared old traditional paintings and old school hand drawn cncept art but I think I will share where some modern computer artists cluster on the web

Video Games has probably replaced Movies and Music as the big Entertainment medium, they basaically build up virtual worlds inside these games.
I mentioned renderosity before and sometimes they share tips or free stuff or cgi renderings or skins, more than one artist might work on a project or video or visual illustration, the mountains in a scene or skin alone, the reptile features or furry animal hair on a beast might take time, the cliff face or landslide or lava on a planet could consume time, the metal body armor or rusted paint job on a broken scifi post apocalypse car might be difficult to do so they will often help each other out with starters or frames of a building or skins of a creature in the illustration community

https://www.renderosity.com/forums/thre … 3-andor-v4

I also mentioned art station above which has almost everything that anyone could illustrate, Fantasy, Western, Horror, Scifi, Thriller, Medieval Period Piece, Cartoonish and Kid like they do nearly everything anyone can paint.
A lot of these people seem to find work in the Video Game Community
https://www.artstation.com/?sort_by=community

there are sites where people buy magazine in America or British illustration magazines like 3D-world or Image Fx magazine where they share tips on new programs, digital paint brushes, style of ipad and pen that can make a digital pen seem more natural like a real paint brush or piece of chalk or pencil or pastel or water color paint.

https://www.creativebloq.com/imaginefx

Some of them have discussion forums and old bulletin boards and share their tips when doing commissioned illustration work for a client
https://forum.daz3d.com/forums/discussi … vironments

This digital site is more Dystopia Horror Based
https://www.scififantasyhorror.co.uk/th … ilmarsson/
Mars Vehicle Concept Artwork by Darren Bartley
https://www.scififantasyhorror.co.uk/ma … n-bartley/

New artists and professional and freelance feature on
https://conceptartworld.com/

This is another huge community, there is so much to be found in some digital art community I would barely have time to explore it even if I had an entire day free. They also have magazine articles on artists doing work in the gaming or illustration industry and an app for your phone.
https://www.artstation.com/?sort_by=community


CG society has lots of scifi concepts but also a huge community of people who are good with faces, humans, aliens, humanoid, fantasy Elf or Goblin and Orc
https://cgsociety.org/search/works?query=Mars

Deviant Art itself is another huge community, a mix of amateur and professional drawing, sculpting or making almost anything on the name of a Plant or Scifi Idea or Book alone you can find another rabbit hole of amazing illustrations
https://www.deviantart.com/search?q=mars

Pinterest alone has a world of illustration and pictures, however many shared are not owned by the original artist, some pics will be unnamed. I guess its like how people would share art on the blogspots, livejournals and wordpress and facebooks and instagrams or share memes
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=mars

Behance is another world of digital art with many many artists
https://www.behance.net/galleries/illus … igital-art

The pics of some artists features on 'illistrationx' however it is not as big as other sites
https://www.illustrationx.com/artists/OliverHasselluhn
https://www.illustrationx.com/artists/CarlesGarciaODowd
https://www.illustrationx.com/artists/AndreasHoeher

Tor is a site that would often feature books, scifi cartoons, video games, tv shows etc
https://www.tor.com/

Comicbook art and story board and the traditional art that featured in Marvel or DC comics, Tales from the Crypt E comics series, Whiz comics Fawcett Publications is a whole other world in itself. Some are not cartoony they have elements of hyper realism like Alex Ross but they will often feature the human figure or super heroic visual form that you see in their comic books and superhero movies.
https://www.comicartfans.com/comic-arti … x_Ross.asp
A lot of lay-off seems to have come with Covid lockdowns in California and NewYork, you can buy a comic book digitally but people still seem to buy them the old fashioned collector comicbook way so with the cost of lockdowns you had less people going to comicbook shops, less artists meeting up. The Big Two studios Marvel and DC do still make the bigger money, they sell the movies and cartoons and they sold most comics but they now had to compete with a new flood of Japanese Manga and South Korean movies and shows, the kids and adult of American suddenly started to buy overseas product. I mentioned before in other threads that there was a feeling that Hollywood and the industry was stagnating, maybe dying and politically going backwards while comics and movies from South Korea and Japan and other places were outselling America's local industries. I don't believe the comicbook thing is dead, there are lots of smaller indie artists working for smaller independent studios, new names like Dynamite comic publishers, Image comics, .IDW Comics, Boom Studios comics etc. You might not be able to tell but modern comic book artists will often mix the traditional hand draw pencil art with modern computer digital techniques, they could have a concept story board writer guy, pencil-er, an inker, then colorists or digital artists all working as a team trying to meet a deadline, each of them finishing a story panel by panel getting so much wrote and drawn out each day to get the comicbook out by the end of the week.

In the end of the day even with our new modernization and AI software the artificial human machine now producing impressive art, music, poetry and illustration, people still like to collect art with that hand drawn human element to it.

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#9 2022-09-02 10:37:45

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

Retro Concept Art From NASA Makes Our Imagination Soar

https://gizmodo.com/nasa-retro-concept-art-1849450700

NASA concept art depicting the Apollo 13 mission (which never actually made it to the lunar surface).

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#10 2022-10-03 22:18:39

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

Megacity of Europa at Jupiter – Virtual Reality Tour
https://todorvankov.com/europa-on-jupiter-2577
Europa at Jupiter – Virtual Reality Tour. The year is 2577 AD and this is a mega-, future – city at the Europa, moon of the planet Jupiter. Take a walk with us through the endless metallic environment of this Megacity.


We Wish John Carter's Canceled Sequels Had Happened
https://screenrant.com/john-carter-2-3- … plan-good/


some newmars fiction
https://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=554

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#11 2022-10-18 06:46:36

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Re: Paintings of Mars, Planets, Cosmos by BryanVersteeg, ChesleyBonestell

Mars Base Alpha concept by Anastasia Volyk & Vladyslav Lysenko

https://www.humanmars.net/2022/10/mars- … tasia.html

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#12 2022-10-25 09:59:18

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Astronaut exploring a vertical cliff on Mars by classical space illustrator Pat Rawlings.

https://www.humanmars.net/2022/10/astro … rs-by.html

Starship at spaceport on Mars, painting by French urban artist Colin Doublier

https://www.humanmars.net/2022/10/space … rs-by.html

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