THE ASTEROID RUNNER

This was a concept art piece for a screenplay called 'The Asteroid Runner'. I was tasked with designing the spacecraft from scratch, and creating the opening shot of the film. The opening shot's description was as follows: 

The ASTEROID BELT arcs away before us, its huge ROCKS drifting slowly. To the left of the belt is the INNER SOLAR SYSTEM, with the bright light of the SUN and the small blue dot of the EARTH; to the right, the OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM: darker, and with a scattering of STARS.
There is also a small SHIP, apart from the asteroids but spinning and drifting in much the same way, except it is moving OUTWARD, away from the inner solar system. It is completely dark, apparently LIFELESS and WITHOUT POWER.

FADE IN TITLE: THE ASTEROID RUNNER
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— J. A. Edwards

OPENING SHOT

SHIP DESIGN

 The film is about a futuristic sport called Asteroid Racing, where pilots try to navigate the entire asteroid belt as fast as possible in custom built ships. The main ship that the film is focused on was described as being 'needlessly flashy' with streaks of orange, but covered in heavy panels to protect it from smaller asteroids, and even give it enough strength and toughness to punch through some rocks and lumps of ice like a hammer. It would need to have huge engines to generate massive speeds, with side thrusters and adjustable booster engines to quickly manoeuvre between asteroids. Additionally there was an important scene later on in the film depicting a dream/hallucination where the central character sees a Hammerhead Shark; from a distance my ship I somewhat made my ship resemble a hammerhead sharks head.