These are nicely evocative, Ollie - you know, although you're mostly looking and thinking about concept art and concept artists, don't forget 'artists' - for example, Turner - he's amazing!Consider:http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/turner/i/slave-ship.jpghttp://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RAturnSt.jpghttp://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/turner/i/snwstorm.jpgFor your info:http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2011/11/fao-cgaa-year-1-space-201112-submission.html
Funnily enough I had Turner in mind when I was painting this. I second that! I saw his work at the Tate a few years ago and was in awe of his work. Him and John Martin.