I have a real love for the loose and minimalist concept art that is produced for a lot of films and games, yet the ability to just go to work on a virtual canvas with no pre-drawn elements is something that i've always found daunting.
Inspired by some of the art on the website CGHub, specifically Ian McQue and David Hong's work, I thought it was about time to give it a try. David Hong was kind enough to give me a few pointers that were enough to get started and quickly produce this piece. I still had to force myself to stop adding detail but its certainly a lot looser than a most my previous work.
A lot of what i like about science fiction is how it mirrors our understanding of the world several hundred years ago when there were still literal voyages of discovery to be made, and frontiers to cross, and new worlds to discover. To this end, I envisioned a shipwreck that would leave any survivors far more alone and helpless than a meager desert island.