I enjoyed reading that detailed post, [Me]. Is the lady shown in the first image you posted the same one from the first avatar you used at this forum?
Anyways, continuing my post on concept art, it occurred to me to dig up some of the images I saved to my “Archives” folder. This is an eccentricity of mine, you see: whenever I see an image that inspires me, wherever it was found, I archive it so that I may be sure to be able to see it again later. One of my best sources for such images, too, as of late, has been Deviant Art. The first few images I’ll paste or link to here, and that I recalled thanks to my Archives folder, are more reminiscent of the concept art I saw in that library book in elementary school.
Sinix, a Deviant Art member, has two simply titled images that I like:
A few more include StudioQube’s “Navras Reactor, Inner City,”Artbytheo’s Canyon Chase,” =Viag’s “Escape From Earth,” and `Ukitakumuki’s “Blurry Eyes.” (As you can see from all but one of these, I am a fan of speed painting.)
Also, there are a few conceptual drawings of the game Homeworld by ~Andr-Sar, such as “Through The Gate,” “Painting of Homeworld,” “Homeworld: The Painting,” and “The Golden Path.”
Now, there are a few drawings that strike me as more reminiscent of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. I may owe thanks to one of our members, as it was, if memory serves, upon asking her for the artist responsible for the image in her signature (the first image below) that I became familiar with more of that person’s work, such as the second image below.
That work, in turn, reminds me of ~Miumzoo’s “I Went To The Moon,” as well as Shuniji’s “Koinobori” and this drawing I unfortunately forgot the artist of.
Moving on, I’m reminded of another work by StudioQube: “Fade To Red,” that Little Red Riding Hood inspired (and is that a pinch of FLCL influence I see looking at that tower in the background and the prominent skyline?) drawing I got my sister a few Christmases back.
A few more drawings to mention and I’m done. To start, here isanother drawing I don’t know the artist of. What really connects with me about this image is the missile, ship whatever;(no small technological feat, in any case), and even the moon, sitting below and against the heavens, so massive above them.
Next, there is this image which is really like a collage: `Spyroteknik’s “Speedpaint Glut 21.” As would quickly become obvious with even a cursory glance through his gallery, the name of the piece implies a series for the same style of speed paint he was experimenting with. However, despite there being so many in the series, this one in particular stuck out to me. I do not know what exactly it is. Is it that nature was more prominently included? Was it the greater feeling of calmness inspired by that prominence of nature?
Or was it that the two scenes on the bottom made me think of space and spaceships, the centered scene right above those two reminded me of war, and the one on the top-right looked similar, but also brought to mind the story from 40k of a powerful warrior and leader who rose above the battlefield and shown like an angel against his equally powerful, demi-god like foe during the invasion of earth from an enemy that came from space?
I’m thinking it’s all these things and more combined with the collage-like style that makes me think of the idea of so many seemingly unconnected events in so many places actually related.
All this said, something else besides my insanity should be apparent: that something can be interpreted in endless, and weird, ways.
Two more nature scenes stuck out to me, probably because they’re like private coves. The former scene is Skyrion’s “Evening.” The latter scene, Peterconcept’s “Fantasy Island,” something more: a private cove that speaks of greater meaning in the ruined architecture.
I also like “Foreign Dreams,” a drawing for the scene of an upcoming movie I don’t remember the name of. What I do remember is that I found out about it at a forum about steam punk, and that it reminded me of Blade Runner.
Lastly, I remember seeing fan art of Yuna from Final Fantasy X on someone’s signature a long time ago. I kept that signature because I liked the image, and hoped to use the signature to find the original image. Thankfully, I recently found someone else using that image in her signature. When I asked her about it, she found me this image:
I decided to add a few more art pieces, these ones from my wallpaper folder. Several scenes from the PC puzzle series Myst:
Another one of those collage speed paints by `Spyroteknik:
From Outlaw Star: