well, I never meant this piece to get so outta hand! But it's always nice when a piece you don't care so much about turns out to be, well, something you care about The meaning is open to interpretation, I'd love to hear what you guys think of it.
I see this as a post-apocalyptic world, where humanity survives in futuristic yet highly populated cities surrounded constantly by powerful shields (the glowy laser thing in the top middle being the emitter) that keeps them protected from the wasteland outside. But that's just from first glance!
It looks like a cross between the worlds of two futuristic movies. The Fifth Element and Blade Runner to be exact. Excellent use of color and lighting on this piece and detail is off the scale, well done.
Amazing, just amazing...!(that goes for all of your pictures)
Hmmm... well considering the title this could either be the last bastion of humanity against some tyrannical foe or... that bright, flaming energy is some defense of last resort against total annihilation, I am not sure wich.