Taron has been very inspiring with his landscapes and characters of which my favorite is landscapeB_3h15min.jpg. I've been wanting to do an "alien" landscape for a while now having been inspired by Toratarsus and his posts of distant worlds he titled "MyLand"
Many thanks to you both for the inspirations. Here in series is a work in progress of my own with this theme.
I start out here using oils on the default AR paper 1600 x 1200. I'm thinking about the dominant color and the basic shapes I want in the landscape. In this case I'm thinking of an environment that is very arid and (because it's my story) is exposed to intense heat every few centuries when its celestial path takes it close to one of its two suns. As the sands melt in the heat, the winds shape and re shape them into imense ridges of stone and glass.