Space Exploration, Imagined Scenes from the Earth and Other Planets by Walter Myers. Take a trip around the Solar System!
Walter Myers is a freelance computer graphics artist, member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA).
Artist says: The Universe is a big place. Our Earth is only one world. All around us there are likely many other worlds, many exotic possibilities. This is a collection of computer-generated images I have created that attempt to suggest what some of these other worlds may look like.
Inspired by the work of great space artists like Chesley Bonestell, Ron Miller, Don Dixon, and William K. Hartmann, these images reflect my interest in the possibilities of the physical world, especially landscapes: terrestrial and those beyond the Earth.
In creating these images of the Earth and other worlds, I try to adhere as closely as possible to what is known about these environments, while at the same time making something nice to look at. My goal is to, at the very least, recreate an impression of what a human visitor to one of these exotic worlds would experience, if not actually see. For me, the essence of space is the wilderness; the many and varied worlds beyond the Earth are pristine examples of the sublimity and elegance of nature’s laws. The fact that we as humans can draw pleasure from this aesthetic serves to remind us of our intimate connection to all the universe around us.
Computergraphic Vistas: Walter Myers Space & Astronomical Art