Like everyone compelled to enter this challenge, Syd’s images have been an inspiration to me over many years. This CG illustration was in part influenced by a shuttle launch image featured in a book I bought in 1984, along with some of the designs in his book Sentury.

It’s not only the strength of Syd’s designs that appeal but also the clarity in which he renders them and in the palettes and lighting schemes he chooses. I suppose I tried here to synthesise some of those elements into my image of a Martian like shuttle launch and transportation system – hope you like and good look to all.


Congrats getting it finished simon.
Its come out really great,


Really great job Simon !
Good luck


Great Painting, nice colour palette and great detailing. Good luck!


A great image, good luck.


so one has to be an old member to be able to post an image? :frowning:


Cool! Love it!


I’m happy you finished it mate!!great job simon!!


very nice and very elegant, I love the palette range you chose for this one


Fabulous image! Great mood, concept, composition and color. I am envious of the way you paint! I wish you the best for the competition. Congratulations and good luck!


Many thanks for taking a look, your kind words and for your support!


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