Even though humans are long gone, the devices we built and gave the mission of seeking out life still search the universe. This — a planet sporting primordial soup — is the closest they've yet come to fulfilling their purpose.
It's a classic camouflage technique: hiding as much as possible where it's unlikely to be seen. And on this planet, it's a strategy that's been adopted by everyone: sea creatures, towns, and individuals. Simple pastoral scenes hide this world's achievements stories below the surface.
Even as the glare of the message of universal love reflected off Carla's helmet, she swore she caught a couple of baselines tittering out of the corner of her eye. Jaime always said she needed a thicker skin, but Carla never saw one on the list of approved modifications. A serene digital painting by Thomas Wievegg.
Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night evokes much of the majesty of the night sky while presenting it in a new and deeply individual light. Alex Ruiz's digital painting reinterprets Van Gogh's work, imagining how the sky might have looked the night the artist was inspired to paint it.
Daniel Conway's digital paintings imagine richly detailed scenes from humanity's future, a time when mecha suits and robot warriors have been part of our lives so long that we have had time to see even them tarnish and beautifully decay.