The Astrobotanist is a personal project following the travels of a horticulturalist traveling the galaxies in search of alien plantlife to collect and study.

One challenge in worldbuilding for this project was in striking a balance between the strange and the ordinary. I wanted to create an alien world, but I wasn’t interested in exploring hard sci-fi concepts such as the nitty gritty of space travel. I wanted to make something recognizable and relatably human.

Our protagonist, the astrobotanist.

The botanist on their travels. Click through to see color palette exploration and a process GIF following the piece from thumbnail to final.

A slow morning.

The market at dawn.

DAICOMET 16, the spaceship the botanist calls home. Click through to see sketch process.
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