- Sara Cooley
- As a child one of my favorite pastimes was to watch and play video games. I loved discovering the new worlds and all of the different life and stories within. In my work I want to bring this feeling of discovery and adventure to the viewer. I want to immerse them in the possibilities of the unknown and explore new spaces, heroes, villains, and species. I try to combine reality and history to make the most believable worlds possible, while still being firmly rooted in fantasy. I do extensive research on culture and societal norms before beginning a piece and use this research to build convincing concept pieces. My work reflects my interests in Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Medieval/Renaissance/Feudal society, as well as more whimsical elements like Alice in Wonderland and Mythologies from all over the globe. With every piece I do I try to push it further than my last, whether it be in concept or in execution. I want to challenge what people expect when they think of fantasy and give them places and people that they wouldn’t have considered before.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Collaboration piece I did with a group of other concept artists.
The idea revolved around a multicultural space station that serves as a marketplace/trading post through the galaxies. This guy would be the main character, hes a bit of a dirt bag, he’s a miner and junker and basically scrounges for things to sell and trade for some quick money.
The suit is a cobbled together thing that he uses when hes out scrapping scouring planets/asteroids/wrecked ships for things to sell.
There’s also a little piece in the back where his little sidekick’s suit would screw in (he’s not pictured because he was created by a different artist.)