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Feng Zhu

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Feng Zhu was born in California in 1977 and began his artistic career at only twenty years. He studied architecture at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and began to design futuristic scenes for Hollywood productions.
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I Am Legend
Richard Matheson - Nov 12, 2019 (first published in 1954)
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Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood.By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.How long can one man su...
Feng Zhu
Oct 12, 2020
If you haven't read "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson, I highly recommend it, especially now in spooky October. This is the book which started the entire zombie/vampire apocalypse genre. It's also completely different from the 2007 film adaptation. Give it a go. 🧛‍♀️      source
The Scar
China Miéville - Jun 25, 2002
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Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of Nova Esperium. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a linguist whos...
Feng Zhu
Oct 09, 2020
If you are looking for a fantastic book to inspire your creative mind, check out Perdido Street Station and it's sequel, The Scar. They are some of the most visual books I've ever read. Here are some demos based on them.      source
Perdido Street Station
China Miéville - Feb 27, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies the city of New Crobuzon, where the unsavory deal is stranger to no one--not even to Isaac, a gifted and eccentric scientist who has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac i...
Feng Zhu
Oct 09, 2020
If you are looking for a fantastic book to inspire your creative mind, check out Perdido Street Station and it's sequel, The Scar. They are some of the most visual books I've ever read. Here are some demos based on them.      source
Roadside Picnic
Arkady Strugatsky - May 01, 2012 (first published in 1972)
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Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into th...
Feng Zhu
Sep 25, 2020
TGIF! Did you ever read a book that was so visually stimulating that it made you want to draw & paint? One of the books that stood out for me was Road Side Picnic. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. Stalkers, alien artifacts and radioactive zones. Too much fun.      source
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Hyperion
Dan Simmons - Aug 15, 2017 (first published in 1989)
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A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man.On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. T...
Feng Zhu
Aug 06, 2020
The flying tree ship, Yggdrasill, from the Hyperion books by Dan Simmons <- Give it a read, one of the best sci-fi books of our times.      source
How to Draw
drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination
Scott Robertson - Dec 15, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters pro...
Feng Zhu
Jul 23, 2020
@StashCashMoney Draw through is a very slow process, but I'll try. In the meantime, check out the "How to Draw" book by Scott Robertson. He's the BEST at this. @scoro5      source