The most iconic race cars in history captured in beautiful paintings

Tom Havlasek is a painter who is obsessed with motorsports. His large format pieces, all made using acrylic, capture the perfect angles of some of the most iconic race cars in history. I would love to have the Gulf Porsche and any of the cars with Marlboro livery. See if you can identify all of them. » 2/11/15 9:31pm 2/11/15 9:31pm

Behold the unfilmed Star Wars scenes you always wanted to see

I always wanted to see the actual infantry attacks on the Hoth's Rebel Base. Not just a couple scenes but a full Saving Private Ryan's Normandy invasion battle with a ton of imperial storm troopers led by Darth Vader. Apparently illustrator Dave Dorman had the same idea in mind. Here's his vision. » 2/09/15 9:06pm 2/09/15 9:06pm

The amazing Star Wars vehicles and location cutaways by Hans Jenssen

If you have the book Incredible Cross-Sections of Star Wars you already know the amazing work of Hans Jenssen, a genius technical illustrator based in the United Kingdom. His work, done using classic drawing techniques and no computer aid whatsoever, is a pure joy to zoom in and explore. » 2/04/15 10:12pm 2/04/15 10:12pm

All the faces of Ultron: The design evolution of the Avengers' archenemy

Outstanding illustration of the new Ultron on the cover of Empire this week. I remember how fascinated I was the first time I saw Ultron in Avengers. It was issue #162, published in 1977—I saw it much later because it arrived to Spain in the 80s. Here's how artists changed Ultron's appearance through the years: » 1/26/15 7:14pm 1/26/15 7:14pm

The matte paintings of the original Star Wars trilogy and their creators

Before the computing era, ILM was the master of oil matte painting, making audiences believe that some of the sets in the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogy were real when they weren't. They were the work of geniuses like Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie. » 1/19/15 7:24am 1/19/15 7:24am

New gorgeous Guardians of the Galaxy concept art revealed

Olivier Pron was the lede matte painter for Guardians of the Galaxy. His concepts for the movie sets—and other movies and personal projects—are extremely cool. I love the Chris Foss-iness of Xandar, the home planet of the Nova Corps. The rest of his work is equally great. I wish I could roam his worlds with an Oculus… » 1/08/15 9:17pm 1/08/15 9:17pm

Our deepest darkest fears turned into terrifying cartoons

We all have deep dark fears that are almost always irrational and probably rooted from our childhood and most likely festered when we were alone and trapped in our thoughts. Deep Dark Fears illustrates those fears in a comic form and they're funny to see but also exposes us to a whole new set of fears we never thought… » 12/29/14 9:30pm 12/29/14 9:30pm

Amazing drawings are actually made of insanely complex cut paper

Maude White shows impossible skills and infinite patience in her beautiful series of illustrations made entirely up of paper, with no pencil or ink. She turns the paper into the lines of the drawing by subtracting tiny pieces out of it with an X-acto knife—an extremely delicate process. » 12/29/14 7:16am 12/29/14 7:16am

Can you recognize all the famous movie heroines in this neat poster?

I love Scott Park's work. His collection posters—like these cars—are the best. This movie and TV heroines poster has 80 characters, from Agent Scully (The X Files) to Kira Nerys (Deep Space Nine) going through Leeloo (The Fifth Element) or Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill.) I just love to zoom in and go through all the… » 12/23/14 7:32pm 12/23/14 7:32pm

This amazing photo of a city is actually a painted game map

When I first saw this my first thought was "wow, Shanghai is looking really crazy these days," thinking that it was a photo. Then I zoomed in and saw it was a painting. The author is a young French artist named Klaus Pillon—who says it is the world map for an incoming indie video game. His work is great. » 12/16/14 9:47pm 12/16/14 9:47pm

These beautiful paintings feel like 1980s sci-fi film concept art

I'm so in love with the amazing paintings of Simon Stålenhag. So much that I'm posting about him again. There's something about his aesthetics that remind me of the sci-fi movies from the 1980s—the combination of color, everyday suburbia scenes, and the kids wandering around his world. » 12/16/14 6:46pm 12/16/14 6:46pm