Brandon Sanderson created a starfighter with a lot of unique features in his book, Skyward. I thought it would be a fun design challenge to visually communicate the status of each feature without dialogue. In future paintings I’ll delve deeper into materials / weathering.
The sketches provided in the book have a Wing Commander vibe. I shifted the shape language of the star fighter into a clunkier lo-fi Star Wars territory. I can’t go into why without spoiling the book. If you’re a fan of the book I hope you like it despite the hefty visual changes : )