This is why the traffic report really needs to take monster attacks into account. Concept art by Nacho Yagüe.
When Scout Zhang spotted the creature scrambling up and away from the wreckage, he took a deep breath. Sure, the thing had just devoured thirty tons of perfectly good salvage, but when it came to first contact, patience always trumped anger. Concept art by Evan Liu.
Sometimes we see character designs that just, ahem, leap off the page, begging to become stars in a larger story. That’s how we feel about Conor Nolan’s “Lilypad 7,” an amphibious crew who come from an alternate version of feudal Japan.
What if Indiana Jones met every challenge with a cry of “Good grief!”? Artist Chris Thornley, also known as Raid 71, casts the Peanuts gang as characters from the Indiana Jones films.
Special bipedal models are brought in to ensure that advanced students will be able to attract human patrons after graduation. Concept art by Krittachai Srijugawan.
Artist Strangely Katie blends creatures and cuisine with her latest series of original characters: the Tea Dragons. Each dragon grows a different blend of tea leaves on its body, making them the perfect companions for cafe owners—assuming they can appropriately pamper them.
The biosculpting wizards had joined insect to insect to mold a creature as nimble in the air as it was trotting across a mossy branch. The they topped each beast with a brightly colored seahorse head, the better to bridle them. Concept art by Max Kostenko.
Orlando looks very different in the hands of artist Josh Keyes, whose surreal post-apocalyptic scenes we’ve ogled before. This and five other new works by Keyes are currently on display at Antler Gallery & Store in Portland, Oregon.
This week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist Matt Hansen, focuses on a gruesome artifact. What story will you write about this mystical relic, how it came to be, or what it does?
In this week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt by Christian Bravery of Leading Light Design, a lunar mission stumbles across something very unexpected. You tell us: How the hell did they stumble across undiscovered monsters on the moon?
Does your cat remind you of Daenerys Targaryen? Is your dog more of a Jon Snow or a Tyrion Lannister? The pet portraiture artists at Spendid Beast have done a series of paintings that place household into Game of Thrones — and best of all, they take commissions.
In this week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist Yunior Guerra, we’ve got a recon crew inspecting a downed plane. If this inspires you to write a story, tell us: Who are these characters? And what do they find out in the sand?
The most incredible thing about this find, the rangers realized, is that thousands of years ago, members of this long-dead civilization may have been watching the rangers’ own home planets. Concept art by Leon Tukker.
It’s Fury Time! Ryan May has cast the characters from Adventure Time in Mad Max: Fury Road. In his hands, Finn is Max, Princess Bubblegum is Furiosa, and the Ice King is a princess-stealing Immortan Joe.
In this week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist Alexandra Semushina, two creatures are playing a game that doesn’t just involve strategy or luck; it also involves a bit of necromancy. What story will you write about this game, the players, and the stakes they’re playing for?
Director Vincenzo Natali spent years working on a movie adaptation of William Gibson’s cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, but it never came to fruition. Now he’s sharing art from the project, giving us a hint at what his Neuromancer movies might have looked like.
In the world of Wayne Haag’s Ankaris, ship breakers realize that the vehicles they dismantle may have once been sentient beings, so they treat their mechanical charges as they would human bodies, providing the ships with funeral rites.