Space Baroque Venrusi Forest Rough

Was invited to be a part of a project a friend has in the works merging tech & the baroque. As a fan of the 1984 Dune film aesthetic & artists like Juan Gimenez, I jumped at the chance, & started developing this alien species. Will add to their culture & planet as time permits.

This picture shows off an environmental concept for a forest on the planet. Worked to find recognizable shapes in the plants, but with a few surprises. This is a rough mood painting, will likely do some more detailed plantlife paintings later.