concept art | visual development | character & environment design
tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Blender
Worldbuilding and concept design for a science fiction/fantasy universe. Greenhouse is a blend of traditional Chinese influences in a contemporary, post-industrial world.
Synopsis: Nanxun (南浔) is a city built upon water and survived by its deities. For millenniums, the people and the water gods maintained a symbiotic relationship- the water provided the people food and life, and thus the bodies of the deceased returned to the water, similar to a life cycle.
However, unrest brews beneath the serene aqua-blue waters as bodies begin to go missing from the water graves on the city’s outskirts. As the gods are deprived of their life source, fishing catch is growing scarce and the water grows polluted. Yimu, a local funeral home employee, takes it upon herself to unravel this mystery, traversing the worlds of the living, the dead, and the divine as she goes.