“Jewel of the Boreal”, an illustration of a sunset view over one of the bays of the futuristic city of Central Shield

Pen and ink illustration with digital color, Jewel of the Boreal by Marc Ngui
illustration of futuristic city at sunset

“Jewel of the Boreal”, pen and ink, digital coloring, animated gif comic format. A sunset view over one of the bays of Central Shield, the city in Future Parfait.

When we invent the future, the most important thing is to capture is the feeling so that we can make a connection to that time space and then climb up and forward just like a mountain climber who uses safety ropes on a sheer cliff wall.

So what is it like to live in the future, in Central Shield?

The animated gif cartoon above was created by taking vignettes from one of Marc’s latest panoramic views, showing scenes from the daily life of the citizens of Central Shield as well as some of the infrastructure and how the urban area connected to its land.

At dusk, the mega-infrastructure of the Wind Nets just offshore billow in the sky and glow in the setting sun. At an upper level terrace party, supplies arrive by winged courier. A spider robot is in a private therapy session with a human dexterity expert. And just below on the cafe lined terrace, an older model but loyal BD Big Dog goes for a walk with her master. Citizens stroll along streams in the blue dusk or pause along railings to catch the last of our closest star’s rays.

This illustration is still a work in progress and more details will be added but we couldn’t wait to share some of our delight in how this Future Parfait world building project is starting to come together.

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Jewel of the Boreal, a vision of the eutopian future

Evening entertaining on the terrace in the glowing light.

Jewel of the Boreal, a vision of the eutopian future

Time flies in a satisfying conversation with a good friend and before you know it dusk envelops you both and only the rumble of your bellies signifies the passage of time.

Jewel of the Boreal, a vision of the eutopian future

Rehabilitating one of even eight arms is still a challenge, so an experienced and kind therapist is invaluable.

Jewel of the Boreal, a vision of the eutopian future

It doesn’t fly and it can’t even clean itself, but its Heart Drive is as everlasting as it is loyal – a BD Big Dog takes an evening stroll with its human companion.

Pen and ink illustration of a scene in Central Shield, the eutopian city in the Future Parfait project

A quiet walk in the darkening and cooling evening to wash away the preoccupations of the day.

Pen and ink illustration of a scene in Central Shield, the eutopian city in the Future Parfait project

The cool of the night forms in the shadows and creeps out over the city like a soft moss.

Pen and ink illustration of a scene in Central Shield, the eutopian city in the Future Parfait project

The Wind Nets glow in the setting sun.

Here is the whole image so far, a work in progress:

Pen and ink illustration with digital color, Jewel of the Boreal by Marc Ngui

“Jewel of the Boreal”, pen and ink with digital coloring, work in progress.

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