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Marsport by TK769 Marsport by TK769
It all started with looking at the pill shape, the equal straight sides with rounded ends. I drew out the basic shape with varying degrees of contours matching the shape within. When happy I started to get it into the perspective and began painting in and populating various aspects of the inside dwelling. I wanted to convey the idea of an ecology of some sort outside the mars system. The middle hub rotates independantly to the rest of the station to allow ease of docking. The front armatures near the docking ring are mirrored to disperse light throughout the dwelling. Whether this shape would create a decent gravity for humans is left undecided, maybe go back to the original cylinder, I just thought the pill shape cool. Illustration done over two days.
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Sliversun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Would you like to join the Orion's Arm worldbuilding group?  We could use your art
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Epic and inspiring!
bornin2this Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
stunning scene!
Aquelion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So great and epic! Well done! Clap 
Kroeghe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Very nice illustration, but I have doubts if this shape would work as intended. I may be wrong on this one, but I think the people living on the wider side would experience weaker gravity the closer they got to the axis (with the weakest gravity directly "above/below" the axis). Moreover, because of the direction of the gravity, walking axis-ward would feel like climbing a steep hill.

Still, they might be a reason they want it like this - maybe the station was build to help people acclimate to planets with different gravities - for example, if you were born in a Moon base, the baseline Earth gravity would be to strong for you, so before moving to Earth you could rent a house at the Pill Station for a few months and each week move to a house further "down the slope" to give your body time to adapt. Just a thought.
TK769 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting ideas you have there...I was thinking along similar lines...The station might be a hydroponics bay where certain plants or medicines would benefit from different gravity fields.

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Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Beautifully unique!
HawkWinds Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Cool design dude I like it!  kinda similar to a design I painted a while ago but mine was more a hollow spinning egg shape with living areas either end and holes in the side for ships to pass through.-->…
somasae Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
I don't think I've seen anyone mix exactly these shapes or concepts for a space colony before.  Several authors and artists have played around with Niven's Ringworld concept, of course, or Bernal spheres, or other well known structures, but this one is original in my experience.  And like you, I'm not sure about how well gravity could be generated for the entire settlement (if it could); however, within the docking channel or for internal specific zones, maybe there could be smaller rotating chambers.  Actually, in the sci-fi world, and when dealing with alien or "otherworld" technologies, who's to say there aren't other ways to create a g-force that us infantile Earthlings just can't conceive yet?  That's half the fun of doing sci-fi, imo.  Figuring out new stuff and trying it our for plausibility. This is très cool.  Hope you decide to have more fun with this idea. Considering all the interest that's grown in recent years over the possibility of a Mars colony, it makes obvious sense to me for some to be thinking of how to design these type of structures, for a lot of reasons, actually, but to provide a safe haven in emergencies, create other sources for food and for research.... on and on.  Yep.  Would love to see more of this.  Well done. :-)   
westonwimmer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
It reminds me of Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke. Wonderful and awe-inspiring. Purely beautiful.
Aleks-Wulfe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Niiiice! I love the design and scenery you put into the living quarters!
And it's Eysium 2 XD
Aleks-Wulfe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Elysium* sorry for second comment
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