Time for Mars to bloom

While writing my upcoming novel I decided to create some artwork inspired by the story that was evolving. I wanted to create something suitable as a cover, although the result may not be the final one.

As the story explores the boundaries between “real” humans and artificially created ones, I wanted to put emphasis on that breaking point.

Mars is featured in an important role of the story, alongside the terraforming of the planet. This made me want to explore a floral look.

The final result is created by a mixture of photography and 3D-rendered images (such as the planet Mars which was created with textures courtesy of NASA and modelled in After Effects) and was finished of with digital painting in Photoshop.