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 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.