Another painting done for a CGSociety Challenge, the theme for this "Uplift Challenge" was "Alien/Human Interaction." Sometimes it's hard to come up with something new to say on the topic which doesn't seem tread upon dozens or hundreds of times by other artists and authors. I hope this one manages to. Either way, it's a very "me" piece and I'm happy with how it came out. So were the judges: This piece was bestowed the Excellence Award in the competition.
Much of the architecture was modeled loosely in 3DS Max but all of the detailing as well as all of the characters were done by hand, in pencil, and then scanned in and colored in Photoshop.