Your Turn, Round 2-4: More Concept Art and A Note on Intellectual Property
Some time ago, I shared some ideas for a hard sci-fi setting I called “Fermi Problems”, outlining intelligent aliens that evolved in ecosystems in the atmosphere of a gas giant and in microgravity and zero pressure on asteroids. We decided that I needed to move both of those ecosystems so that they were hundreds of lightyears from Earth, but that there were interesting possibilities for electronics make from material available in the atmosphere of something like Jupiter and some interesting technical innovations that were possible in microgravity.
At the time, I apologized for having relatively few graphics illustrating the setting. I’m now trying to remedy that, at least for the asteroid-dwelling neari (sketching the gas-giant-living aerodynamic ursians has been harder for me). So I now invite you to dissect my lack of artistic technique.
Before the pictures, a note on intellectual property:
I hereby make the neari, the ursians, and the entire Fermi Problems setting available to anyone who wants to use them for setting stories in. Just let me know if you do – I want to read those!
Now, into the concept art: