Guardians of the Galaxy (2012) - Early Ship Concept

This is one of several spaceship concepts I did early in the pitch phase of Guardians of the Galaxy. With this one I was really looking for a very different but iconic silhouette, as well as a completely unique propulsion system. I imagined it ripping open space-time in its wake. From the beginning the work of one of my idols, Chris Foss, was a touchstone for the color palette for the spaceships in the movie.