Exodyssey: Visual Development of an Epic Adventure by Steambot Studios Paperback – Apr 1 2009
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I was expecting Exodyssey to be a portfolio art book. To my surprise, it's not. It's actually a series of concept paintings created off a story concept. Which means that these are created specifically for the book, for the artists themselves.
Here's an excerpt from the overview:
Exodyssey is the name given to the long and war-filled period of time during which humans departed for exo-planets in order to survive their own destruction. -- excerpt end
The book follows the journey of main protagonist Harry, a descendant of colonists who have left Earth. We'll get to see what he sees and experience as he travels on alternate Earth, Moon, Mars, space stations and discover new planets.
The concept art is based more on the environment of these planets, the architecture, vehicles and landscape. There are also quite a few elaborate character designs and, towards the back, alien lifeforms (spoilers!!). I would guess that most of them are digital paintings since the captions don't indicate, although a few pieces look very close to traditional medium. Also included are a few intricate 3D models that are painted over. The details are astonishing.
There's not much story per se as the captions by each of the artists really talk more about the scenes and concepts rather than the story.Read more ›
Its great for reference and inspiration purposes in terms of sci fi/tech and even fantasy type art to a degree.I bought the paper back but if i knew it was this great, i would've grabbed the hard cover because its a book you'll wanna have very long term.
Also one last thing, the colours involved overall are brilliantly chosen for the paintings and work together really well. Recommended buy if you like concept art and/or love really colourful artwork.
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A complete series of space , robots and structures of sci-fi. Beautiful illustrations available just in one book.Published 7 months ago by Gabriel
For the Sci-Fi lovers, the Steambot studio proves its skills to take you on another place.
Now we are all waiting for a game based on Exodyssey. :)