Cre­ate a sci-fi en­vi­ron­ment

Francesco Corvino lets us in on his art process for cre­at­ing en­vi­ron­ment con­cepts for the film in­dus­try

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Con­cept art made easy, with Francesco Corvino.

Sci-fi is a genre that’s very much in vogue in Hol­ly­wood right now, and I cer­tainly en­joy cre­at­ing fu­tur­is­tic en­vi­ron­ments for the film and TV in­dus­tries. Done well, such set­tings are ca­pa­ble of trans­port­ing the viewer into the fu­ture and leav­ing a last­ing im­pres­sion on them. I love the re­ac­tion of people when they come across sur­pris­ing en­vi­ron­ments, un­ex­pected de­signs and ex­otic land­scapes.

I of­ten like to en­vis­age how life could adapt to new and un­pre­dictable en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions, and how ar­chi­tec­ture would de­velop ac­cord­ingly. For this im­age I imag­ine a world where the sur­face has be­come ra­dioac­tive, and hu­man be­ings are forced to live in gi­gan­tic tow­ers. I con­sider how this city would func­tion, how people would travel be­tween tow­ers – whether via gi­gan­tic high­ways or by mod­ules that de­tach from one tower’s sup­ports and fly to an­other lo­ca­tion, be­com­ing part of an­other hu­man hive. I imag­ine a flat and des­o­late land­scape, with nox­ious vapours ris­ing from the ground, which serves as a dra­matic back­drop to the mas­sive sil­hou­ettes of the tow­ers.

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