Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Working on the cast of characters. I dunno, I worry that the look leans too far towards anime.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

BG Style Test

Over the past couple days I've been working on painting a pretty large background to establish the type of setting that the Martian Revolution story takes place in. I decided to take a break from that effort last night to do a smaller, simpler color study. I think what I got done is a decent start. I plan to take what I've figured out here and apply it to the rest of the backgrounds.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Early Photosynthesizer Design

Originally I pictured the Atmosphere Photosynthesizers as these massive stationary machines. But this has been done already in a lot of Sci Fi movies, shows, books, etc, and this design ended up reminding me too much of the Atmosphere Processors in "Aliens" (Which is an awesome movie.) But it wasn't the kind of thing I'm going for in my "Martian Revolution" concept. Its too big, and too complex. Early colonists couldn't build something on this scale, and shipping the components for it from Earth would be too difficult to even bother. So I decided to go with the floating, blimp like Photosynthesizers in this design: Atmosphere Photosynthesizer These self sustaining machines are mostly made up of large inflatable housings that suspend the atmosphere converting machinery in the air. They are easily deployed and are mass produced on Mars.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another Character Style Test

The main characters of the Martian Revolution story are going to be kids who grew up in the colonies, so I thought I would take another crack a style test. Still working out the final style, but I'm slowly getting somewhere.

Regolith Crawler

During the rush to mine the Earth's moon, large trucks known as Regolith Crawlers were commonplace on the lunar surface.