Tuesday, April 7, 2020

NASA astronaut on Mars by James Vaughan

Two variants of a scene with NASA's astronaut on Mars by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan - one with a small human base in the background and the second in front of an exploration rover. More of Vaughan's aerospace and defense concept art here.

NASA astronaut on Mars by James Vaughan

NASA astronaut in front of rover on Mars by James Vaughan

Monday, April 6, 2020

SpaceX Starship fleet leaving Earth by Roger Bootsma

Video animation with SpaceX's fleet of 100 Starships leaving Earth's orbit to colonize Mars by Austrian 3D environment artist Roger Bootsma. More of his art here.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Mars base exteriors from Doom (2005) movie

"Doom" is a 2005 sci-fi horror action movie loosely based on the Doom video game series. In the movie, set in mid-21st century, a group of marines are sent on a rescue mission to a research facility on Mars, where they encounter genetically engineered violent creatures with superhuman abilities. Exterior of the Martian research facility is shown only in a few split-seconds in the movie and here are images from those rare moments:

Mars base exterior from Doom movie

Mars globe from Doom movie

Archaeological dig site on Mars from Doom movie

Mars base exterior from Doom movie

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Animation envisioning first human mission to Mars

Images and video animation envisioning first human mission to Mars created by Taylor James design studio for a health care campaign "Destination Survival" by Sudler & Hennessey London.

Astronaut in front of Martian lander by Taylor James studio

Astronauts exploring Mars by Taylor James studio

Mars ascent vehicle launch by Taylor James studio

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Every iteration of SpaceX Starship from 2016 to 2019

Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has created a side by side comparison of every iteration of SpaceX's Starship from its unveiling in September 2016 to the latest design presented on September 2019. More of Kimi's art here.
  1. 12m diameter carbon fiber Interplanetary Transport System (September 2016)
  2. 9m diameter carbon fiber Big Falcon Rocket (September 2017)
  3. 9m diameter carbon fiber TinTin-style Big Falcon Rocket (September 2018)
  4. 9m diameter stainless steel TinTin-style Starship (December 2018)
  5. 9m diameter stainless steel Starship (September 2019)
SpaceX Starship evolution 2016-2019 by Kimi Talvitie

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Mars colony illustrations by Luis Peres

Nice illustrations of a human colony on Mars by Portuguese fantasy artist Luis Peres for "Generation Mars: Book One - Scratching the Surface" by Douglas Meredith. The goal of this book (published on August 2019) and its upcoming series is to provide younger readers with more serious and realistic science fiction that still tackles the main “what if” quality of the genre. It gives a glimpse into what life on Mars might be like for kids just like them.

The main character, Cas, is the first human child ever born on Mars. Martian kids are living what is, to them, ordinary lives in their underground colony, but for the first time they will be allowed to see and explore the surface of their homeworld. The details of the habitat, its life-support systems, and surface suits are rooted in realistic science and technology, with further details explained in a postscript to the book. Future books of the series will address fundamental issues of survival on Mars: air, shelter, water, food, etc.

Mars Colony by Luis Peres - book cover art for Generation Mars - Scratching the Surface

Mars Colony by Luis Peres - book cover art for Generation Mars - Scratching the Surface

Sunday, January 26, 2020

SpaceX Starship landing on the Moon - video animation by Hazegrayart

Video animation of SpaceX's Starship traveling to and landing on the Moon by HazeGrayArt who is known for his superb animations of both real and paper rockets, spacecraft and aircraft on his YouTube channel. He has also made animations of the previous iterations of Starship - Tintin-style BFR v2018 and delta-winged BFR v2017 - landing on Mars; and BFR v2017 landing on the Moon.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mars base concept art for Ad Astra by Jonathan Bach

Concept art of the Martian base in Ad Astra (2019) movie by American film concept artist Jonathan Bach. More of his art here.

Mars base concept art for Ad Astra movie by Jonathan Bach

Mars base concept art for Ad Astra movie by Jonathan Bach
Ground level view of the base:
Mars base concept art for Ad Astra movie by Jonathan Bach (ground level view)