In a society, where sect-like religious groups hold power, information is the most valuable commodity. Regular citizens don’t have access to the Archives and each data heist is a life-or-death operation. Here, a couple of highly skilled thieves is trying to implement their ‘bug’ into one of the data pool ‘feeders’. The main core and the servers are being cooled by special plasma, based on liquid oxygen. Robotic sentry reacts to any movement or sound, so the operation has to be as quiet as possible, though humming cooling and shimmering data streams help a bit.
Thief, hanging on a floating rope can only use anti-gravity ankle bracelets - anything more powerful would make too much noise. Even though the thermal suit allows to withstand -50 degrees room temperature, a feeder has to hacked into manually, thus the whole operation can’t take longer than a couple of minutes. Otherwise, due to hypothermia, navigating through the system efficiently would be impossible.
Nouveau riche girl with her personal bodyguard and pet rabbit on a morning stroll, probably to visit latest boutiques. The bodyguard is customized Sato-3 from Sakura-Otomo Inc., used more as a display of status than anything else. The girl is wearing a quasi-traditional dress, probably nagged to do so by her parents. Electronic AI-driven pet is cute but a bit unpredictable, so an old-school leash is somewhat a necessity. It adds, however, a bit of a classic feel to this idyllic snapshot.
One of the projects started during recent Gnomon Master Classes. Never had time to finish it but eventually found a while. The rifle is a part of several connected designs (the rest are: character, environment, vehicle and creature), so hopefully more will follow.
Large scale (20-30k pixels wide) futuristic visions of Shanghai. Multi-leveled highways and enormous towers, filled with living areas, shopping malls, parking spaces and entertainment centers. The air is filled with floating pagodas and vehicles heavily influenced by traditional Eastern style.