Participated in a friendly character design competition being run by a tutor at uni. The brief was 'emaciated explorer' or something along those lines, tried to be very loose with the design, not spending more than half an hour on any of the sketches.
Got Sparth's new book and a book called Kolonie aswell, to books that deal with enviroments using very confident brush marks. trying to capture this purposeful and confident nature in my own work but i dont think its something i can emulate, i simply have to be more confident.
This is based on another painting that I dreamt of. Originally it was a modern ghetto built alongside a medival castle in the middle east, the proportions were all wrong in my dream though so i decided to do a piece dedicated to a ghetto which evolved into this enviroment which to me suggest attempts at colonisation on an alien world. Perhaps the structure submerged in the jungle is some sort of atmosphere processing plant, and poorer colonists have built a ghetto in the free domain around the area the surrounds it at the cost of saftey against the elements and any possible radiation that the structure may give off. I like this idea so Im going to do a couple more thumbnail type sketches based on this.