This is my latest digital painting!
The time it took to make this was longer than my usual work as I spent a great deal of time just working on the 3D model of the ship itself. I had taken on the task of building the interior of the ship as well as the exterior along with many other details I would never add if I was only going to use the model to paint over.
This is a video I made of the 3D model to show off the extra details.
For the painting I built the buildings and boarding tube with the ship so I could get the perspective of all the major components correct. I added a few photos like the NASA liquid oxygen tanks and a few workers in the distance but everything else is digitally painted.
I had a lot of fun painting all the detail onto this and tweaking the color and lighting to push this as much as I could toward looking like a photo someone snapped on their way toward the ship.