This is an illustration I did for the August 2014 issue of Popular Science Magazine. The assignment was to show a scifi take on human aging in the future. I wanted to do something relatively positive, so I drew a lady whose life has been been prolonged through cybernetic enhancements and augmentation, which enables her to spend time with her great-great-great-great grandchildren.
Thanks to AD Michelle Mruk!
Btw. great drawing, so jealous of skills masterpiece
Not only this art is great in so many ways as it brings us inside it, specially with that incredible mood!
Also your attention to detail is superb!
And I guess this is a classic utopia a bit like the 1927 film Metropolis? For some reason it reminds me of it.
India, for example, has sent a probe to Mars and yet vast swaths of it have a development index beneath Sub-Saharan Africa. Add this to the troubled and cannibalistic political violence that seems from an individual author's scale like an eternity in its roots and it's not at all hard to imagine why futurists play conservative predictions of Africa still being a shithole relative to the rest of the planet's advancing societies.
Maybe this is taking place in Botswana.
De facto, white usually is the default for futurist paintings or if not northern Caucasoid, then Mongoloid drawn in a way that's often indistinguishable from white. Given this fact, asking why a person feels the need to question comes off more poorly and presumptuous than whatever invented implications are in the question itself.
The fact that this is something I need to have an explanation or excuse for is a reflection of casual racism -- either by the person asking, or by the swathes of media out there that predominantly feature mostly white people. The fact that a lot scifi/futurist artwork features only white people is all the more reason to make more art that is inclusive - so that it's no longer seen by some people as something so bizarre that they need the artist to explain to them that "black families exist."
"Mongoloid" is a pretty racist term to be throwing around, especially when you're trying tell me how something isn't racist. ("Caucasoid" is a pretty poor choice, as well.)
I've heard enough from you, and I really don't need to hear your opinions on this matter further.