Another personal matte, somewhat inspired by 'Metal Gear Solid' series. The base was initially built in 3D in order to be composed into the painting. Pictures I took some time ago in Guilin, China, were used for the background mountains.
Whilst the Shattered Worlds universe is one of advanced technologies, many worlds still utilise cheaper methods of transport and construction. A developing fringe colony would use local construction materials and naturally occuring energy reserves. Cars powered by fossil fuels and buildings made from block stone would not be uncommon. Cities on developing worlds could then quite easily resemble the streets of a thriving European city, for example.