A giant glowing orb hovers silently at the core of an alien Dyson sphere, at each of it's poles an array of massive spires seemingly hold the orb in place. What is the orb for and why was an artificial planet built around it? Or was it created there. The artificial planet holds many mysteries, I wonder where that sun light is coming from, lets go find out.
Inspired by Halo 4 and my own series Telikos Protocol, I have always loved monolithic structures that seemingly go on forever and their simple geometric shape only adds to their scale. I will be doing some more paintings based on this "planet" one being how that sun is generated. Should be interesting.
Right, I'm not too sure what this is well I have an idea but it started out as a fast speed painting messing with custom shapes and kind of got out of hand, I suspect it's hollow and filled with unimaginably complex machinery and stuff that just makes your head pop, like dividing by zero. Anyway it's some kind of alien relay network, what it relays and to where I don't know just yet. I have a few ideas but my brain fries it's self when contemplating them. Whatever concept I role with it will be rather massive and epic... Like you would expect anything less.
This one took around 3-4 hours and the ships are re-purposed from an older image, it was 5am and I just needed some generic ships to use as scale and movement haha.
Continuing with my Lunar Helium 3 mining project this image shows the Helium 3 Transport Vehicle. Each one of the huge harvesting platforms has a fleet of 6 H3TV's which can hold a huge amount of refined Helium 3 ferrying it between the constantly moving behemoths to the transport docks dotted around the Lunar surface. Each of these vehicles will make around 6 trips a day and a fully automated but still hold a small crew for safety and maintenance reasons. Like the giant harvester these vehicles are fitted with polarising plating which prevents the course and dangerous Lunar dust from sticking to the hull and damaging components, despite these methods each vehicle has to undergo a total deep clean once every month to prevent massive systems failure, to make sure the Helium 3 keeps rolling in on time a stand by fleet of H3TV's are located at each transport dock.
The vehicles have a top speed of 20 mph and are powered by small fusion reactors.
Here are the other images in the series. Harvester: [link] Survey Vehicle: [link] Freighter: [link]
Two things inspired this monstrosity, one was the movie Moon where they have set up a mining operation on the moon to harvest Helium 3 (needed for fusion reactors) and the announcement from Deep Space Industries (D.S.I) that they are going to start mining asteroids and the Moon in the near future. I thought that seeing as it's on the Moon you wouldn't really need to worry about things like pollution and noise so you can build them big and loud. So as part of a running series about strip mining the Moon bare I give you the H.H.P (Heavy Harvester Platform) this one is called Leviathan and is number 2 of a fleet of 10 that slowly move over the surface of the Moon at about 3 mph and rip up the surface extracting the Helium 3 in its on board processing plant. Smaller transports take the Helium 3 to nearby depots where it's fired at the Earth in large containers.
It's damn dirty as behind each machine is several miles of dust that takes some time to settle and also it leaves behind a trench about 20 metres deep, but damn does it look awesome... Also it has no brakes.
I've been at the ships again and this time made something a lot more utilitarian and industrial, it's some kind of advanced ship and that large glowing "reactor" at the top is either some kind of insanely powerful weapon or some incredibly elaborate drive system, not sure.
Same technique as the last ship, and as with the last one took about 2-3 hours
Cover art for a new sci-fi book series by Jen Snow, more details will follow when the book is released. If the ship looks familiar it's beacsue I posted the ocncept art for it a while back, same series, same ship.
This monster started out as a redesign of the Helicarrier from The Avengers but as I began working on it I decided to add masses of tracks to it and actually kinda liked where it was going. It is both land and sea worthy and has multiple runways and a huge capacity of drones and other jets and transports.
Nuclear powered of course and about as stealthy as an atom bomb
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Part of a commission for a new stand alone table top card game called "The Art", [link] the guy that built this ship is the evil dude at the top. It is called the Harbinger a rather massive hive ship of sorts that uses a rather unique method of propulsion and quite dirty in that it spews out plasma.
One of the most bombastic images I have created to date, commissioned for a new book series called Armada Wars: www.facebook.com/ArmadaWars which launches later this year and incorporates a number of military sci-fi stories all set in the same universe