BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Ciceron

It’s catch-up time!

The next few sketchbook pages are some of the earliest designs I did for the Snow Job story arc to try to settle on the look of the planet Ciceron itself. I knew I wanted the story to take place on a snowy planet, but I didn’t want it to look like Hoth. So I decided to give the planet some wooded and rocky areas instead of just having huge expanses of snow. Plus, for a story that had the crew tailing another group for a bit, I guess you kinda need stuff to hide behind.

This page was mostly about drawing real-life rock formations. As I mentioned in an earlier post, if I have a starting point in my head, I like to get it down on paper so that I can then go from there and either draw inspiration from it or deliberately try to make it different visually.

Discussion (3)¬

  1. Torbjörn Larsson, OM says:

    With the rocks and soil for plants, you get on ground villages instead of cave dwellers desperate for nutrients. That sets the drug connection nicely, methinks.

  2. There has to be some way of getting nutrients otherwise life would never develop on the planet in the first place. Thus far we only know of two indiginous (sp?) species, only one of which is intellegent but they still have to survive somehow. I’m a creationist and even I know how that part of evolution works so either way it has to be considered in enviromental design by the writer/artist (who is essentially “god” here).

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM says:

      Good luck on your religion, if it makes sense to you; you don’t make sense here. Why trod all over a _science_ fiction comic with superstitious mumbo-jumbo and especially religious stupid such?

      [Rejecting the basics of biology science is like rejecting the basics of physics like Newton’s law. Dobshansky didn’t note that “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” for no reason. Reversely, creation gods that makes nature look like it follows a causal natural process makes no sense – “deceitful” as Dobshansky noted. Pfeh!]