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When Sci-fi meets Fantasy by TARGETE When Sci-fi meets Fantasy by TARGETE
I wrote an article on my blog about the genres of Sci-fi and fantasy and what I like about them. I wanted to create an illustration just for my own pleasure that depicted the two genres meeting one another literally. You can check out the article here

and feel free to post your thoughts and ideas on the subject, which do you like the best Sci-fi or Fantasy?

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sErgEantaEgis Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I prefer sci-fi personally. Fantasy seems to be overrun with cliché works... (not that all fantasy is bad of course).
Kerevon Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I'm of the opinion that Sci-Fi usually either focuses on the Science part or the Fiction part. I think it's at it's best when it focuses on the Fiction part but makes sure to make the Science part plausible enough that you can see how it works (if you weren't so interested in what the characters are doing). Either way, the fun part of Sci-Fi is that it doesn't usually imagine a world your brain tells you is impossible; instead, it shows a world that is plausible enough that you can't help but feel that it may be possible, while still adding in the wonder and strangeness of fantasy.

Fantasy, on the other hand, should just be where the mind runs wild. Again, you can focus on the characters or focus solely on the fantastic aspects. Oddly enough, I find that if you focus on the characters it's actually MORE important to have a stable world with hard-set rules than if you were focusing on said fantasy world. It's kinda hard to focus if everything can shift at a moment's notice, whereas if the shifting is the point you don't mind so much.

Either way, I kinda lean Sci-Fi. If I could actually write well (most attempts at writing fiction for me seem to end up either becoming essays or dialogues), I would love to create a fantasy world with slight hints that tell the reader that said fantasy world is actually sci-fi, but it wouldn't actually be a major plot point.

In any case, this piece is phenomenally beautiful.
Lil-Biskette Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loooooveeeee this!!!
TheNightmareCooper Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Blah Blah! Just enjoy the art.

Science Fiction is a type of Fantasy!

And Fantasy can be put into Science Fiction, all said and done.
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
To me, it's very easy for the two genres to meld and become interchangeable. Fantasy often tries to explain magic as some kind of science. And I like to design mythological creatures in anatomically and scientifically minded ways. I guess the most immediately notable difference would be time period. Sci-fi is generally futuristic and fantasy is usually medieval. But what would you call it when a story that takes place in the future features creatures, characters and themes normally deemed to be fantastical, but their existence is explained logically via sci-fi?
ilvos01 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I enjoy how they're not clashing, and are more intertwined in such a way that they seem like one genre. Which, arguably, they are.
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, reminds me of lynch's vision of Dune
silverorbix1989 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
sum really great wrk
asylumdaz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scifinity Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this using a specific search for "Sci-fi meets Fantasy". It's a concept I want to cover in my website relaunch. Tried the link to your blog article but it didn't work for me. Would love to read it though. Great work!
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