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Looking Back on 30 Science Artists in 30 Days

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For three years now we have been celebrating science artists here on Symbiartic. Every September we have stepped it up a notch to feature a different science artist each day in our September SciArt Blitz. In case you missed any of them, here is a visual summary of the 2014 SciArt Blitz artists (click on [...]

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Trilobite Copter, Resting

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Before I began blogging over 7 years ago, I was already putting bat and insect wings on the extinct aquatic arthropods known as trilobites. Let’s not get into why I am fascinated with the idea of flying trilobites right this minute. I paint them with oil on stone and digitally, I doodle them in meetings, [...]

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Time for Another Ultimate Wearable Tech Upgrade

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  “Alright sir, let’s see how those fit. Blink rate comfortable? Good, okay let’s try using some VR overlays at middle distance while walking…” The best concept art prompts you to make up stories and join in a fictional world. You can’t help it. Altered Carbon by concept artist Ben Mauro is such a perfect [...]

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The Three Hearts of the OctoBeast

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Borne of ink and paint by artist Kaitlin Beckett’s steady hand, the OctoBeast ramps up its mating display by brandishing its antlers and displaying its three hearts. Magnificent. Kaitlin Beckett is one of my favourite artists so I am thrilled to share this new work to kick off our September SciArt Blitz. Make sure to [...]

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Childhood of Tomorrow: Simon Stålenhag Interview

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Some artists find a synthesis of style and subject that causes their work to resonate deeply within us. We experience new memories and ideas while we look at their images. The paintings of Simon Stålenhag do just that. They feel like Polaroids from a childhood we never had in the future. I’m thrilled to present Stålenhag’s artwork [...]

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The Art World is Too Safe Now: H.R. Giger has Died

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No. 217 from Brain Salad Surgery, © HR Giger, 1973. Cover for the album by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The art world has become safer, less dangerous and less disturbing than it ought to be today. The giant in the night, H.R. Giger, has died, it is being reported. No. Just no. One of the [...]

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Urban Farm Versus the Apocalypse

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Urban Farm on a Rainy Day © Jon Ellis (aka jonorobo). Click each image to see enlarged version on DeviantArt. Most concept art is obsessed with various forms of self-inflicted apocalypse.  If humanity has any hope to avert future catastrophes, that hope lays with designers, architects and engineers. I came across the Urban Farm concept art [...]

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Future of the Big Five

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Will our desire to hunt remain after we’ve stripped the Earth of its megafauna? This concept art series-in-progress by Robert Chew focuses on the future of Africa’s Big Five – rhinoceras, cape buffalo, elephant, lion and leopard – and seems to suggest a future where the forms linger even if the animals in their natural [...]

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Hazy Day in the Cretaceous

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Sometimes we just have to put up an image because it calms everything down. This beautiful Protoceratops digital speed painting by scientific illustrator and concept artist Ville Sinkkonen evokes quiet contemplation outdoors. A hazy day, and the promise of summer to come. [h/t to David Orr] – - See more of Sinkkonen’s evocative work: There [...]

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Secrets of a Paleoart Rockstar: Julius Csotonyi

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One of the most popular fields of science with children and adults alike is paleontology. And there’s a very good reason for this. Since the first fossil was recognized and found, it inspired imaginations to envision what the animal was like when it was alive. From the myths of giant cyclops to sinewy dragons, fossils [...]

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