Beyond Human - Keyframe Concept Art

This is my entry for ArtStation's challenge "Beyond Human", where I created 4 keyframes telling a story. The plot goes as follows:

"In a distant future, humans and machines have merged to the point where the latter have the upper hand. The machines believe they have created a utopia, genetically modifying humans and animals, and merging them with machines while they are still fetuses. Everybody can be the best version of themselves, serving society like they were meant to do, and never have to bother with illnesses or emotions. Neither do they have any free will; they are programs, after all, the natural next step in evolution.

The remaining human population lives off the grid in seclusion, collecting relics from the past, and telling stories to remember where they come from. They often run into conflict with the machines: In the eyes of the machines, humans symbolize chaos, an element that does not fit well within their utopia."

"Perfection"

"Perfection"

"Resistance"

"Resistance"

"Judgement"

"Judgement"

"Humanity"

"Humanity"