Coral City - Grand Space Opera (ArtStation Challenge)

The ArtStation Challenge ended the other day and I submitted this Coral City environment I've been working on, based on Victor Fritsch's beautiful concepts. You can see my progress thread here: https://www.artstation.com/contests/grand-space-opera-light-age/challenges/97/submissions/61182

I decided to give this environment a playful, stylized feel. It was tough to get the texture scale and noise to feel right when my final screenshot is so far away from the island, but I also wanted the space to hold up when you got up close. In the end I had a list of things I still wanted to work on, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out overall. I'm planning to do a lot more stylized environments in the future :)

Thanks for checking it out!

Final Main Shot

Final Main Shot

Weekly Process GIF

Weekly Process GIF

Most of the buildings

Most of the buildings

Most of the props

Most of the props

Lighting Only mode

Lighting Only mode

Original concept made by Victor Fritsch

Original concept made by Victor Fritsch

Architecture sketches made by Victor Fritsch. I decided to use these as inspiration for my buildings instead of the ones in his final concept painting

Architecture sketches made by Victor Fritsch. I decided to use these as inspiration for my buildings instead of the ones in his final concept painting