#Art of Science Fiction 004: Stephan Martiniere

Stephan Martiniere is a busy man. But then, that would not come as any surprise considering the body of work this artist has done. Stephan is an acclaimed multi-award winning science fiction and fantasy artist and 25-year industry veteran who has worked on numerous projects across many mediums that include: feature films, animation, video games, theme parks,  and book covers.

Among his many film clients, Stephan had the honor of having worked for Disney, Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, and Dreamworks, which involved movies like Tron: Legacy, Star Trek, Star Wars: Episodes 2-3, The Fifth Element, Red Planet, The Astronaut’s Wife, Sphere, Titan A.E, The Time Machine, Avengers 2, and The Guardians of the Galaxy. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

He currently works as a visual consultant and freelance concept illustrator for various film companies, games and theme parks.

Below are a selection of paintings Stephan created specifically for book covers. If you click on any of the images it will take you to his gallery. Enjoy!


You’ll note that Stephan’s style differs remarkably from last week’s artist. The color choices in his paintings and the minute detail are exquisitely done. Although the subject matter is clearly science fiction, my overall impression is that there are elements of the fantastic present–albeit faint,  but which adds more power to the overall impact of the paintings.

Let me know in the comments your thoughts on today’s artist.


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Woelf Dietrich

Woelf Dietrich mostly writes tales of dark fantasy and the supernatural, which is maybe not such a far cry from his lawyering days. Sometimes he writes other things. He resides in New Zealand with his wife and kids and a dog.


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