A landscape study loosely based in reality - I peeked at a photo and decided to fuck with the colours and do my own thing. Since I can't draw mountains worth a damn without a reference, the geographical features split away from the reference pretty much instantly. With their powers combined, it started to look like a completely different world, and, inspired by the recent Curiosity events, I chose to run with the alien planet idea.
Now, this isn't Mars - although, I have to admit, the blue star-rise was inspired by the red planet - while painting it, I kept thinking about the likely details of this strange world. I'm not sure why it's red. Or why it has a salmon stripe of some deposit at the foot of the mountains in the far area. Some odd chemical, perhaps? I don't know enough about world-creation to take a stab at it. Is the planet's sun green? Can stars be
green? I sure as hell gave everything green rimlights, so perhaps, it's something in the atmosphere that tints it so? Is that a river in the centre? Or, was it one?
I guess the only question that doesn't really worry me is whether or not there's life on it. I think that lifeless orbs, frozen in time are incredibly fascinating - simply because they are
so outlandish as to be unavailable to life forms. I invite you to invent whatever details you want. :]
Painted while listening to select tracks on [link]
I highly recommend the whole album if you like all things SPECE. To know that there's so much wonderful and incomprehensible stuff surrounding us is probably one of the main reasons to live. XD