Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sentient Insect Spaceships

Here are some sentient insect vehicles for a 1980s video game.

I looked through lots of photos of insects, trying to dream up different ways to use the body plan of a beetle or a fly as a starting point.

A vehicle has a lot of the same features as a natural creature—optical sensors, landing gear, external armor, wings and wing covers, fuel intake tubes, and weapons systems.

The goal was to give them a personality. I comparing them to a dog with wagging tail or a pesky housefly.

  More on creating concept art in my book Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist.


Susan Krzywicki said...

#8 - I liked that one - that color!

Vladimir Venkov said...

These are great James! Such appealing designs.