A more finished sketch from last night, tried to tighten it up without spending too much time on it. I was imagining a whole row of these folded up on the outside of a larger ship, then being jettisoned down to the battlefield, unfolding in the process.
Here's a painting I did for the Planet Arnoz. It is the dry, treacherous prison planet that Dorothy crash lands on. Once a year, the Claw Basin floods, and the molten, igneous, dagger-filled canyon fills with water. This is a religious site for the indigenous feline species that dwells in these inhospitable regions of the small planet. It is where Dorothy takes her first steps in the world of Oz Nebulae, and has her first encounter with it's inhabitants...
This is the Colony Orbiter, the ship Dorothy is traveling on.
As the Earth grew increasingly toxic, these ships were deployed
to identify and colonize new planets. They are low impulse, ion engine
crafts with around 70 people on board. Once they land, they are self
contained colonies, offering protection, power, and sustenance for the
survivors of the journey. Dorothy has been on this vessel for 9 years.
This is the first image from the Oz Nebulae project.
Instead of four counties, as depicted in the original 'Wizard of Oz,' there are four nebulae, each with a landmark planet. These revolve around the central Great Star, and when in proximity, the respective nebula grows and shifts. This cosmic season transforms the planet's atmosphere and in some aspects, it's climate. This gives the four planets an active and dormant state, and their inhabitants have evolved to reflect this. In this image, the planet Oza is in it's active stage in the background.
The black planet Zo lies dormant in the foreground.