February 15, 2012

R - MUHR: a collection of sci-fi suits






I thought I would share an idea I'm kicking around to test the waters and see if anyone is interested. I've been exploring more sci-fi suit designs using a variety of techniques which would be revealed in a short-form oversize book. The book would be around 32 to 48 pages, soft cover, oversized at 14" tall x 12" wide printed on heavier paper stock than any of the other Design Studio Press titles. Estimated retail $19.95 to $29.95. Which means you will be able to get it on Amazon for probably around $13.25 to $19.75. This short-form oversize book would feature my sci-fi suit designs with explanations of how they were created.

Interested? Post a comment here or over on my FB page.

Thanks.
























17 comments:

zen wang said...

Thanks for sharing Scott! This is terrific!

Joffery said...

it definitely breaks the norm...I would be interested in seeing this in a book. If like the drive book, I would love to see categories of different suits for different situations or environments.

Awesome Stuff Scott

Tom McDowell said...

Whoa, those look awesome! Yes from me!

DARAF said...

I know I would pick one up. I got all your other books.

Matt Rhodes said...

Would you consider this "procedural concept development"? That's an area of exploration that fascinates and terrifies me. The mix of artistic intention and "happy abstraction" is quite beautiful in many of these.

Okmer said...

Absoluetly awesome and inspiring Scott!

Gurmukh said...

A HELL YES for me!!! the designs are so cool and a breakdown of the designs would be even cooler!!!

scoro said...

Thanks All.

Matt, nice term for it, "procedural concept development" and yes some of it falls into that category for sure, other studies not so much procedural but definitely "happy accident/abstraction" is at the core of this type of concept work.

Yes, it is fascinating...terrifying? Not so much if you are the one behind the wheel.

architect said...

I created a space on my bookshelf a while back for the 'Design Sketch Render' book you're working on, I've now doubled that space to house this book as well.:)

scoro said...

architect, Thanks! Better make more room because "Design Sketch Render" has turned into 3 books now, "Design," "Draw," "Render," or DDR as we are nicknaming the series.

fredpalacio said...

Woooow, You are really filling all the gaps in the bookstores ! Much appreciated Scott. It could be really cool inviting even some personality to get the difficulty of adapting the clothes they will virtually choose. What will Kevin Spacey as a villain wear ? Now what if it is Christoph Waltz? That just a suggestion but could be quite interesting to see the choice an artist make to traduce the personality of the character.

architect said...

That's kool Scott, will look forwards to the preview pics from all these books.:)

AztcFireFlower said...

Would LOVE such a book! With background on thinking process and technique to create textures this book will be kick-ass awesome.

Raul Chavez said...

You make.... I buy.
capish:)

scoro said...

Thanks.

Yeah, I'll try to theme some of the suits for the Good the Bad and the Ugly. This might be a really good book for our new iPad app launching in fall. (we hope)
It could include texture maps and a video of how the suits are created.

Raul,
Thanks!
Got it.

Charles said...

Scott, If you decide to do this book, and it could be interesting, a great addition would be to bring in some other talents for a guest section, like your Concept Design series.

For example, invite a couple of the Steambot guys, Harald, and Iain McCaig to submit designs. Orthographic views, a 3/4 view and an in-scene view, and all the better if they offer insight into their pipeline and workflow. Maybe even Sculpts, analog or digital, if the guests can be convinced.

That's my take. Show some sexy designs, but also highlight workflows, first one for Games Studios and a second for Film Design. For me, your best books have inspired and then hammer process, process, process.

Thanks!

Axel said...

I'd buy it in a second.