Early cover of Amazing!
Shigeru Komatsuzaki’s Space Colony (1980)
Chesley Bonestell is called, by io9, the ‘father of space art’. ”Bonestell’s paintings not only anticipated 20th century space exploration, they helped to bring it about. So realistic were his depictions of other worlds that visiting them no longer seemed fantasy.”
From the io9 article: “[J]ust as Frank R. Paul was the quintessential scifi illustrator of the 20s and 30s, the art of Kelly Freas represented - indeed defined - an entire era of science fiction. Moreover he lived and breathed science fiction. He loved the stuff.”
Artist Yang Yongliang combines traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy with digital manipulation to create a “hyper-urbanized future” where the mountains house “a sprawling megalopolis that shimmers at night.” (via Images of a massive, futuristic Megacity glittering in the night)