25 Inspiring Examples of Spaceships and Aircraft

Concept Art World will be adding a new Inspiration section that will feature subject based examples from some of the best concept artists and illustrators. We hope that this new section will become a great source of inspiration to anyone interested in concept art or illustration. Please comment and let us know what you think.

B. Börkur Eiríksson

B. Börkur Eiríksson – www.borkurart.com

Ömür Özgür

Ömür Özgür – www.omurozgur.net

David Levy

David Levy – www.vyle-art.com

Andree Wallin

Andree Wallin – www.andreewallin.com

Nicolas "Sparth" Bouvier

Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier – www.sparth.com

Dylan Cole

Dylan Cole – www.dylancolestudio.com

Daryl Mandryk

Daryl Mandryk – www.mandrykart.com

Slawomir Maniak

Slawomir Maniak – www.maniakart.com

Paul Chadeisson

Paul Chadeisson – paoyunsoo.blogspot.com

Bruno Werneck

Bruno Werneck – www.filmpaint.com

Mark Zug

Mark Zug – www.markzug.com

Levente Peterffy

Levente Peterffy – www.leventep.com

Miguel Angel Martinez Monje

Miguel Angel Martinez Monjewww.bymonje.com

Thierry Doizon

Thierry “BARONTiERi” Doizon – www.barontieri.com

Tyler West

Tyler West – www.tyler-west.com

Matt Gaser

Matt Gaser – www.mattgaser.com

Pierre-Etienne Travers

Pierre-Etienne Travers – pethings.blogspot.com

Marcin Jakubowski

Marcin Jakubowski – www.balloontree.com

Gabriel "Robogabo" Garza

Gabriel “Robogabo” Garza – www.robogabo.com

Kemp Remillard

Kemp Remillard – www.kempart.com

John Wu

John Wu – www.therealjohnwu.com

Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson – www.drawthrough.com

Eduardo "Chino-Rino" Peña

Eduardo “Chino-Rino” Peña – chino-rino2.blogspot.com

Xiaoye Chen

Xiaoye Chen – www.supalette.com

Fred Augis

Frédéric Augis – www.betweendogandwolf.net

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  1. SMK 7 years ago

    Some good designs here, but I do have a bit of a complaint. The tons of Sci-Fi genre art shown on this sight is becoming over done. It’s all beginning to look the same. I’m so tired of looking at space marines and space ships. A little variety in style and genre would be nice.

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    1. PAUL 6 years ago

      Why do they have to have wings and pointed noses. This is outer space!!!! When are people really going to think!

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      1. sdfgeoff 6 years ago

        That’s because If they do something else, it often looks weird (you want a ship shaped like a cube?), and many craft are designed for atmospheric re-entry, and then they need the streamlining.

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      2. COLLIN 5 years ago

        space is not a complete vacuum the is still matter there, which having the pointed noses you can go through space better and also all of these ships are probably able to enter into a planets atmosphere and we all no gravity like to pull us down and wings provide lift

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      3. Darkfur18 4 years ago

        How the hell are you supposed to get from the ground to space? Ever thought of that?

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      4. Christian 4 years ago

        You realize to get into space you have to go through our atmosphere

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      5. Sheepman 3 years ago

        Alright guys spaceships don’t actually have to go from earth to space in a sci-fi world they would probably build large ships that would cost too many resources to launch in space so they wouldnt need pointed nose cones and with the matter in space thing the ship would probably have a gunnery crew that would shoot anything that would cause a threat.

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  2. Henry Pashkov 7 years ago

    Nice S-craft design!

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  3. Rixy 7 years ago

    Hmmm. I think these are great examples of technique. Not so sure how great all of them are design wise.
    There are a few here that are beautifully rendered but boring in terms of design.

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  4. kabarsa 7 years ago

    Love them all! Very talented painters. Now we need Ukita Kumuki to appear on this site 🙂

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  5. Medz 7 years ago

    This is all really amazing, I am only 21 years old doing traditional illustration but am interested in learning concept art, i cant imagine if I’ll ever get this good as an artist ..

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  6. Kobier 7 years ago

    Ships in first picture look like EVE-Online Charon freighters ! 🙂 http://wiki.eveonline.com/wiki/Charon

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  7. Borkur 7 years ago

    That´s because they are Kobier 😉 I made that picture for EVE.

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    1. Kobier 7 years ago

      Oh, nice 🙂 Awsome picture 🙂

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  8. tom 7 years ago

    can you add some fantasy inspiration

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  9. Benjie 7 years ago

    the Inspiration section is an amazing idea, and would help many artist including myself immensely I’m sure.

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  10. Alexander 7 years ago

    Good work. Awsome pictures.

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  11. Toonik 7 years ago

    Undoubtedly, a very useful section

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  12. zypherax 7 years ago

    oh, hello, I am commenting once again… could you possibly compile an ‘inspirational steampunk design’ page? the majority of my drawings are steampunk based, and I have yeth to find a good number of artists who use the same style…

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  13. designiac 7 years ago

    My favorite one is the light spaceship from David Levy. I like the whole concept. Most of the others are unique in their shape. I recommend to take a look at the portfolios of the artists.

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  14. DN 7 years ago

    interesting works!!!


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  15. Kolloh 7 years ago

    Wow.. really fascinating artwork. Truly inspiring.

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  16. dark-blast 7 years ago

    very very entertaining!! so much inspiration here!!

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  17. gerry 7 years ago


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  18. Scott 7 years ago

    Really cool! One of them looks like a Cruiser from the Halo universe.

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  19. brenard prickson 6 years ago

    i believe that is what this website is for, showing cool pictures of space marines and space ships

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  20. barkat changezi 6 years ago

    good woks done by all concept artist.for strong imagination what should artist do? do draw more impressive works.

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  21. mchance 6 years ago

    The one by Pierre-Etienne Travers is a ship/racer from the wipEout games. AG Syetems. The Japanese team i’m not istaken. Nice job on it. Now i’m off to hunt for a wallpaper sized version.

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  22. Ohma 6 years ago

    The piece from Marcin Jakubowski looks very suspiciously like *slightly* altered Bumblecrows from Nausicaa, almost a direct copy of a shot from the movie as well. :\

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  23. Dennis 5 years ago


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  24. Ky Oliver 5 years ago

    I guess im in love with David Levy’s artwork xD
    second inspiration post i look today, and the most liked design was his. LOLd

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  25. Rpadanos 4 years ago

    Not enough Fantasy art

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