This is the style of the ships that belong to this world. The visiting white ship is from a different world.
I imagine a lot of the ships would be inspired by beetles. They hooks on the legs of insects are already reminiscent of gothic crockets.
Architectural exploration. I wanted to push the gothic architectural style a little bit, but not necessarily to be busier than real life.
Exploring the positive and negative shape language of gothic architecture.
The Nautilus from 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea is making a cameo in the background. I spend a couple of hours modeling this.
Initial ideas. I mainly just wanted to use the gothic Reauleaux triangle shape as the landing pad.
Some alien buggers that might inhabit this world.
My goal with this piece was to create interesting architecture and mix old with new. Very much inspired by the Star Wars universe.
The visual development sketches helped to establish direction rather than contribute directly to the final piece.