|Star Trek 2009 Concept Art|
This has been an inspiration to me as well. Artwork done
for JJ Abram's film was stunning!
The concept behind this image is that it is thousands upon thousands of years in the future, and mankind has found a way to spread himself into space as easy as it is for us to build cities on Earth today. The man-made establishments interconnect all throughout the solar system, the galaxy, and beyond. I had the idea that they would be structured after molecules, and that there would be shuttle travel through tubes that connect you to the next city structure, so in a sense mankind has gone molecular on a macroscopic level. I imagined these being wide-spread far into the Universe, connecting galaxies even; mankind spreading deeper and deeper into space, controlled by the insatiable desire to reach the stars and beyond! In this image, though, one lone scientist overlooks a section of the Earth, the sky obstructed by these structures. My young brother observed that the structures looked a lot like dandelions, which isn't surprising really. Drawing architecture or any geometric space isn't my strong suit being that I like working with organic shapes, so even my buildings take on the shapes found in nature. That is why this drawing is really an experiment for me, to push my imagination, skill, and to challenge me in an area that I am weakest.
This concept does have an even larger story behind it. Maybe one day I will write it out, I kind of imagine it as a novel with illustrations, but for now I have this drawing and Isaac Asimov will continue to inspire me.