Wayne Douglas Barlowe is an American science fiction and fantasy writer, painter, and concept artist. Barlowe's take effect focuses on esoteric landscapes and creatures such as citizens of hell and alien worlds. He has painted greater than 300 autograph album and magazine covers and illustrations for many major baby book publishers, as skillfully as Life magazine, Time magazine, and Newsweek. His 1979 book Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials was nominated in 1980 for the Hugo Award for Best Related Non-Fiction Book, the first year that honor category was awarded. It after that won the 1980 Locus Award for Best Art or Illustrated Book. His 1991 speculative evolution book Expedition was nominated for the 1991 Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement.
Barlowe has worked as a concept player for movies such as Galaxy Quest (1999), Avatar (2009), and Aquaman (2018), among others. He is known to proceed closely gone Guillermo Del Toro, serving as a beast designer for the Hellboy film series and the head physical designer for Pacific Rim (2013). His perform on Hellboy (2004) awarding him a nomination for the 2005 Chesley Award for Product Illustration. Barlowe was the creator and government producer of Alien Planet, a documentary adjustment of Expedition produced by Discovery Channel in 2005. He has written two fantasy novels: God’s Demon (Tor Books, 2007) and its sequel The Heart of Hell (2019).