Visions of future worlds have always exercised a powerful fascination. From the pulp artists of the 1930s, through the airbrush artists of the 1970s and 1980s, to today's CGI animators, science-fiction has always provided the artist with a blank canvas on which his or her imagination could run wild. Today, as more artists enter the digital arena, these alien vistas, towering cityscapes, vast spacecraft, and strange lifeforms are becoming breathtakingly realistic. With the right tools, you can bring your wildest dreams to virtual life. At the heart of Digital Sci-Fi Art is a detailed survey of the key techniques involved in creating these visionary masterpieces, with step-by-step workthroughs to demonstrate how science-fiction art takes digital form. These examples sit alongside a showcase of the best contemporary sci-fi illustration being produced anywhere in the world. With users of both 2D and 3D graphics applications catered for, Digital Sci-Fi Art is an inspirational volume for digital artists at every level. * Insider secrets from the world's leading digital sci-fi artists * Up-to-date analysis of the latest 2D and 3D painting, imaging, and modeling applications with examples of the results they can produce * Practical, step-by-step workthroughs explain key processes and techniques * Beautiful illustrations and a fantastic gallery section showcase the best in sci-fi art.Burns, Michael is the author of 'Digital Sci Fi Art', published 2004 under ISBN 9780060724337 and ISBN 0060724331.