Two more pieces of concept art from that reboot of my old webcomic Ice. The one on the top was drawn using reference of Brooklyn (I think, it was a while ago), and I remember it took two freakin’ days to draw. The structure on the left is a winter greenhouse which is where, assumedly, those lacking power and stuck in a environment of constant winter would grow foodstuffs. The bottom illustration is a barricade (modeled on a certain East German barricade, subtle :D) fencing off the powered government section of the city, where the rich folks live in relative normality. There’s also a third section of the city which is kind of a bootleg section; it has some power & heat, but it’s mostly run by criminals.
Concept art from a reboot of my old webcomic Ice (warning: seriously NSFW). I have more of this which I’ll post another time. If you’re not familiar with Ice, the basic concept is this: England is locked in a 20 year winter and a brutal energy crisis that has ground society to a halt. Sarah (the red-haired girl) finds a lost item which may be the key to the energy crisis. The corrupt government wants it back, willing to kill for it, etc etc.
I boiled the idea down to its basics and rebooted it set in the US, which was a lot of fun. Originally I thought the story wouldn’t work set in the States, as class hierarchy is a big issue in the original comic, but then the Occupy America stuff (not to mention what’s happening in Montreal right now, or what happened in Toronto for the G-20 summit) made it completely relevant. Scary. :P