With this painting I wanted to explore some architectural and design ideas I developed for a civilization living in harsh desert environment. The image is originally painted for 3DTotal / 2D Artist magazine’s ‘environment design’ tutorial series, so you can expect a lot more detailed description of the creation process of this painting later on! ;)
I drew a lot my inpiration from the stone carved houses of Jordan and Tunis and mixed it with those dynamic wind carved forms you can find on Arizona desert to give the whole setup a more alien look. I guess there has to be some similarities also to Tatooine (Star Wars) even though I’ve tried my best to avoid following the same road :P
I’d love to get some feedback, critique and questions… The tutorial is not out yet, but if I remember right it should be out around Apri - I’ll drop you a link here if you’re interested!