A few years ago, I entered a competition on the CG Society Website titled ’10 Challenge’. The theme of the competition was very broad and the output was to create a single 2D image to represent our chosen concept.
My concept was to depict the progress of the first inhabitants of Mars after 10 years of colonisation. At the time, I was reading the book ‘Red Mars’ by Kim Stanley Robinson which provided a rich source of inspiration, and along with further non-fictional reference material by NASA and the aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin [The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must], I was able to build up an idea of what base camp could look like for the first colonists of Mars.
I have set up a separate website to try and chronicle this piece of work which you can access at http://spacecgi.weebly.com or from the Home page. The site includes some important sources of inspiration and process material. I’ve always wanted to revisit the piece and create further views of the camp from different perspectives or from different stages of growth so what this space.