The Detail and Variety in This Futuristic Concept Art Is Mind-Blowing

A Moebius-style Gundam by artist Ben Nicholas
A Moebius-style Gundam by artist Ben Nicholas
Photo: Art Station

Sometimes you click some art on the internet and just want to get lost in it. That’s certainly the case with the work of Ben Nicholas.

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Nicholas is a senior concept artist at Ubisoft, so he’s well-embedded in the video game world. In his free time, though, he goes beyond that, exploring futuristic vistas through the influence of famous artists, or just his own take on what the galaxy might look like way down the road.

His work is detailed, passionate, and has a refreshing amount of variety. Ultra-specific robots, serene vistas, pop-inspired characters—Nicholas’ art contains all of those and more. We’ve covered some of his stuff in the past, but, in recent years, he’s just gotten better and better. Below is just a small sample of his awesome work, which you can see much, much more of on his Art Station page linked here.

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The Lauras by Ben Nicholas
The Lauras by Ben Nicholas
Photo: Art Station
Katorga by Ben Nicholas
Katorga by Ben Nicholas
Photo: Art Station
Dry Dock at Far Star Station by Ben Nicholas
Dry Dock at Far Star Station by Ben Nicholas
Photo: Art Station
Metal Gear Ray through the lens of Ma.K and HR Giger. by Ben Nicholas
Metal Gear Ray through the lens of Ma.K and HR Giger. by Ben Nicholas
Photo: Art Station
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Gundam Jungle Patrol by Ben Nicholas
Gundam Jungle Patrol by Ben Nicholas
Photo: Art Station
Donner Station by Ben Nicholas
Donner Station by Ben Nicholas
Photo: Art Station
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In addition to more art, if you click the small “Art Station” link below each image, you can see multiple variants, angles, and alternate concepts for all of the pieces above.

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Tangent time;

his Art Station page linked here

ArtStation is a pretty decent portfolio site for people wanting to get into concept art and game illustration. The thing is “portfolio site” is exactly how users treat it so if you’re more into having thirsty marketers blow smoke up your ass about how cool you are just to get your follow... er, sorry. I mean to say “Social Media”... Instagram is the better choice.

Currently I’m using Ello which went from “laughable FaceBook-killer” to “Deviant Art for adults”. It seems to have struck a good balance with the online portfolio and the social media sides. YMMV.