Inc Discovering The Citadel

The caravan discovers the Citadel. This was a really early Inc painting (2013), actually meant to depict the people of the oasis going to their head of state building. The big mysterious artifact known as the Citadel hadn't been designed yet. But when Inc artist/writer Bill Zahn saw the painting, he said "The Citadel looks great". I said "Oh, that's not the Citadel", and Bill said, "Well, maybe it should be". After thinking about it, it made tons of sense, so I extrapolated the rest of the Citadel from this painting. A great example of story influencing art influencing story. Also included the 3d base I started from, everything else is hand painted and photobashed.

"The Story Of Inc" is a scifi narrative artbook that centers around a man and his robot trying to survive on an almost waterless desert planet. For more artwork from the book and to buy a copy, please visit http://www.neilblevins.com/books/inc/inc.htm

Neil blevins inc discovering the citadel rough
Neil blevins inc discovering the citadel 3d sketch