Skip to comments.The End of the World Might Just Look Like This
Posted on 07/20/2013 10:23:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
In the past few decades, Miller has written and illustrated more than 50 books, his latest being Is the End of the World Near? From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios. His artwork has been featured in numerous magazines, including Air & Space, Scientific American, National Geographic and Discover, and he has dabbled in film, as a production illustrator for Dune (1984) and Total Recall (1990).
About 10 years ago, Miller picked up digital art. I resisted digital for a long time. I thought it would look generic, he says. I did a few and showed them to my friends who said, Oh, these look just like Ron Miller paintings. Thats all it took to sell me on it. The artist, who hails from South Boston, Virginia, now composes most of his images in Photoshop. This way I can do higher quality work in a much quicker time. I could do a piece of artwork that would take me a week to paint in a day, he adds.
Recently, Miller released a series of images that shows what our skyline would look like if other planets were as close as the moon is to Earth. He has also created a compelling series depicting the apocalypse. While some of the end-of-the-world scenarios are pure fantasy, most are actually scientifically plausible.
Sometimes it takes longer to research things than it takes to actually do the picture, says Miller. He consults with scientists and other sources, so that his illustrations of rising seas, asteroids, gamma ray bursts and black holes are accurate. I try to get things right, he stressed.
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But, it could be!
Not too late...but it will be.
Right -highly conjectural - but a cool pix nonetheless ...
What the “end looks like” Ping.
Scratch New Zealand and Australia off my trip list...
Greetings from Asbury Park.
....and I feel fine.
Can I borrow your pen when you’re finished? I have to get off a couple of postcards... heh.
Pretty nifty artwork
“Garth: I think its just some cool pictures of crap blowing up.”
Heavy duty wisdom there. ;-)
i think you want the postmortemcards
It’s pretty cool, but scares the crap out of me.
I think the incense from heaven may look similiar to the picture in post 1.
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