Inspiration Gallery #1215

Nicolas Bouvier (better known as Sparth) is a science fiction illustrator and concept artist based in Seattle, Washington. The French-born artist has been an active artistic director and concept designer in the gaming industry since 1996, and his concept designs have been used to bring to life the worlds of Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed, Cold Fear, and Rage. Meanwhile his artwork has appeared on the covers of more than 100 books!

Here’s hoping this gallery of Sparth’s incredible artwork inspires you to create a science fiction masterpiece of your own.

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Artwork by Nicolas Bouvier (aka Sparth).

To find out more about this artist and to see more works visit www.sparth.com and his pages on Tumblr and ArtStation.

  • awesome, some nice, traditional, tech-based scifi images

  • Leonardo Faria

    It’s interesting that while we speculate if FTL space travel is fictionally acceptable we have no problem with huge aircraft hovering in the atmospheric space without any known principle of propulsion preventing them from falling down. If they worked like choppers the pneumatic push downward would sweep away everything, and yet they elegantly manoeuvre in urban areas going around buildings and towers with the agility of a smart car. I assume that if you have solved that negligible problem of generating artificial gravity fields you can do whatever you want.
    However this is one of the best galleries I have seen here. I like to figure out what it would be like to be there, and it comes natural to my mind to wonder what those people are doing and what’s actually going on in the pictures.

    • I like the one with the orange background, it feels brighter and much more cheerful than any of the others, and I love the massive white spacecraft, I might steal, I mean borrow, that image for my interdimensional story, which I still need to get back to, it looks like a craft that would be used by my “Dimensional enforcers” which are basically a re-skin of the old time police trope

    • Kirov

      EMDrives. Lots and lots of EMDrives.

      • Leonardo Faria

        Alternatively they could have the same engine as the aircraft in the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Its inside has a useful surface the size of Luxembourg, when it takes off (vertically) does it with the comfort of a luxury elevator, and during the flight there’s no vibration whatsoever or the least noise from the engine. Obviously there must have been a breakthrough in the laws of aerodynamics.

  • Paulo R. Mendes

    This is a very impressive artwork! Thanks. 🙂