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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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surthur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Its hard to make it seperate.. why should fantasy avoid the law of gravity ? why should scifi not embrace the idea of entities capable of energy manipulation ?
I love the blends more then the seperate genres..
Spacer63 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   Writer
LOVE It..... And I really like the article. You have a great style.
ViolentSensations Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
someone teached me that sci-fi is the "free from rules" fantasy, and I think he's right, couse sci-fi is an open and veiled universe (more psychologic, introspective, there's allways a reaserch in it, not allways a good ending), while fantasy is closed and reveled from the start (the hero do this and that for his god, for the glory and for the love, killing evils gods and his demons and reach the power to save the world in an extremelly cool way, and things have to go this way, and if evil wins, that will mean it's a prelude for the coming of a new hero)
oh! and there's the battle between magic and sience, as fantasy don't use technology, but sort of golem machines who canalize the power of the magic, while sci-fi is pure sience as we know it plus lots of immaginations and i think a little bit of hope.

btw, from my view, storyes like star wars are a nice example of sci-fi+fantasy, may be taht's the secret of his succes :)
Buckwolfe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hopefully you think of it as a major compliment, like it's meant to be, but that four legged, semi reptilian archer chick sorta vaguely reminds me of this one Iain McCaig illustration. Can't remember the title, but I know that it's in his Shadowline book.

The centaurish theme, muted colors, and smooth gesture just kinda reminded me of it.
Cort-Ellyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I write fantasy, so I guess I prefer it. I love the stunned faces and postures you've painted here. Great job.
Treyos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm rather fond of both, though I tend more towards fantasy when I'm writing. I've actually been working on a story involving a lot of elements from both, lately, called The Plague. Check it out if you have the time and gumption. :) [link] Quite a bit different than the scenario you've depicted here, though.
BUtifulDeath Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very cool. I really like how everyone involved looks mildly alarms and vaguely confused. Likely like some nerds would look at this. "OMG YOU GOT MY WARCRAFT IN MA STARCRAFT GETITOUTGETITOUT!!!!!
dana-redde Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many people would say that the Star Wars-esque sci-fi with space ships and weird aliens is in fact more akin to fantasy than "true" sci-fi, which is based in science and often has some sort of point to make about our actual world. I don't worry too much about that kind of thing, I just want a good story! My favorite are stories that sort of blend the two, such as urban fantasy. I much prefer that to "high fantasy" (aka anything with elves, ugh). The midieval and Tolkien rip-offs have been done to death, but I can't get enough of China Mieville's "weird fiction," which blends speculative fiction with police states and bug people and trans-dimensional travel and all sorts of amazing things.
TARGETE Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great comments everyone. I will probably dwell deeper into the subject. It's alot of fun to mix both genres.
nagualjulian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I'm starting a D&D campaign where the players believe the world is classic fantasy --but will soon realise that the story is actually a science-fiction (Clarke's law: any sufficiently advanced technology is synonymous with magic?). The "gods" and magic are actually manifestations of an infinately complex, self-perpetuating quantum phenomena transmitted from another dimension...:blahblah:
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