They originally didn't but the textures are there now I played around with other colors but kept returning to this one. I feel like this color scheme better conveys the feeling of desolation that I was going for.
Yeah I think I did a good enough job with the lighting that not much is necessary there. The texture on both planets will be really minimal, and will be in the final version only if it actually looks better like that.
If ever there is a game that has inspired me in space art, it is Freelancer. It's probably Microsoft's greatest achievement. If you've never played it, and you're into games in general, I'd suggest you give it a few hours of your time. It's the kind of game that you can really play at any pace you want, with a staggering amount of detail and star systems to explore. For all that its years and years old, it's still one of the most graphically impressive games I've ever seen.(Sorry for the fanboy rant)