ILM Star Wars Challenge - The Job - Danji Meeting

I was fortunate enough to have this painting selected as an ILM favorite in the challenge :)

The brief was for a keyframe showing the meeting of this new race, the Danji, with the Rebel Alliance.
I wanted an environment that was very alien and remote. A place you wouldn't want to stay long, but very memorable for such an important beat in the story. I began looking at imagery of sulfur pools and volcanic lakes from New Zealand, wanting to merge these highly saturated sulfuric forms with the starkness and bleakness of volcanic rock.

Adam middleton comp 2 2

Final Keyframe

Adam middleton comp 2

Modo Render and Moodboard Images