Here's some "classic"-style science fiction illustration from the era of BABYLON 5. I'm also influenced by the work of Vincent diFate, who just keeps putting out great illustrations decade after decade. This uses airbrush for the background and hand painting for the foreground. These spaceships cluster around a planet composed mainly of iron oxide, hence "Rustworld." Like our Mars, this planet probably had an atmosphere and water at some point, but is now dry with a minimal atmosphere.
"Traffic Over Rustworld" is acrylic on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11", February 1995.
Winery portrait update: I delivered the painting to the winery on Saturday. The winery folk were thrilled and they gave me a case of selected wines as payment. The painting will go on their wall and will also be used in prints and greeting cards.