This is my 7th DailyDeviation!
My thanks to for suggesting, to for featuring, and to all of you who faved it!
Current Residence: North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Print preference: HUGE
Favourite genre of music: '70's and contemporary Electronica, some House and Metal
Favourite photographer: Too many!
Favourite style of art: SF/Futuristic, anything 'evocative'
Shell of choice: Abalone
Wallpaper of choice: Fractal Flock
Skin of choice: The one I'm in
Personal Quote: If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence you ever tried in the first place....
‘Empiricist’ is based on a scene from SF author Iain M. Banks‘s ‘Culture’ novel, ‘The Hydrogen Sonata‘. This privately commissioned illustration
depicts the 200km long GSV – General System Vehicle – ‘Empiricist’ and its attendant entourage of ships approaching the planet Zyse to celebrate
the forthcoming ‘Subliming’ of the indigenous Gzilt race.
I heartily recommend reading this novel, definitely one of IMB’s best Culture stories!
For those Culture purists out there, please note that this is my interpretation of the ‘Empiricist’ – involving some serious artistic license! – and not a
slavish depiction of IMB’s description in the novel.
A larger version of this image can be viewed on my site at: mjb-graphics.co.uk/empiricist/ or on ArtStation: www.artstation.com/artwork/Xma…