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.