Celestial Station, Elvin Aliyev
Celestial Station is a series of images that Elvin Aliyev has created while experimenting with toon shading. This process, also known as cel-shading, is a type of non-photorealistic rendering used to recreate a cartoon or comic book style from 3-D CG. His station in orbit is an infrastructure with an aerial (or celestial) transport system. It is mainly inspirated by the work of Mœbius and its colorful metaphysical universes. Another source of inspiration comes from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) and its post-apocalyptic industrial world.