We love these beautiful paintings by artist Matt Gaser.
We love these beautiful paintings by artist Matt Gaser.
Image: All Images: Matt Gaser

Sci-fi worlds are usually fairly recognizable. Maybe they’re shiny, gloomy, or desolate. But either way, there’s almost always a monochromatic, hard-edge feeling to them. That’s not the case, though, in the imagination of Matt Gaser.

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Gaser is an award-winning illustrator living in Northern California. He works in games, movies, and even did a stint on the now-returning Clone Wars TV show for Lucasfilm. When he’s not working for others, though, his original works imagine science fiction and fantasy worlds deeply connected to nature. Bright, autumn colors dominate his imagination while keeping a distinctly genre, almost steampunk, aesthetic. These are sci-fi worlds that feel warm, but also ancient and lived in. They just feel nice.

Here’s just a small sample of Gaser’s beautiful work.

Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home
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Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home
Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home
Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home
Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home
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Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home
Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home
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Illustration for article titled These Imaginative Sci-Fi Worlds Somehow Feel Like Home

Though the creatures and beings in these works feel alien, you still just kind of want to get cozy in there and take a nap, right?

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For more of Gaser’s work, visit his official site.

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Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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