There’s not much you can say about the spaceships of digital artist Paul Pepera that does them justice. His NASA-inspired images of space travel in the 22nd century border on the real, partially because of the detail, of course, but mostly I think because of the lighting. Light in space gives everything an ethereal quality, which is probably easier to approximate than grungy atmosphere.
Still, some of these pictures are legitimately stunning, which is why I’ll shut up now. As always, be sure to check out more by the artist here.