Population Zero Sketches

I worked as an Art-Director on the Population project in the period of 2017-2019. In that period I formed the overal vision and art rules of the alien planet with unique flora and fauna. In the process, I had to do a lot of sketches, some of which I post here.
I also set up lighting in the game. The main idea was to convey the mood of the retro future. I tried to achieve this through the use of a pastel palette. A similar palette was used in retro posters.

Since 2019, an excellent artist Alexander Vasin( https://www.artstation.com/alexander_vasin ) has been involved in the art direction of the project. Check his artworks, they are really great!
Also check awesome artists who worked with me side-by-side.
senior 3d modeller/concept artist/illustrator Maria Trepalina : https://www.artstation.com/ketka
3d modeller Arina Arimanova https://www.artstation.com/schrecknet
2d concept artist/illustrator Rimma Shmeleva https://www.artstation.com/riena
2d artist Anastasia Smirnova https://www.artstation.com/naiss-ryo
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All the beauty that you can see in the screenshots is the merit of one person - Alexander Kryukov. Unfortunately he is no longer with us. Rip bro!
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Website of the project: https://pzonline.com/

It all started from here.
The Dropzone.

It all started from here.
The Dropzone.