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Floating Bubble

The brief for this assignment was to create a group of calm travellers inside a bubble, as it passed through a maelstrom. I immediately began designing some rough value ideas:


This was to figure out composition mostly, the size of the bubble, the shapes of the clouds that would compose this maelstrom.


Next it was time to start tidying up. However the feedback received was that the characters were too small. I made the relevant adjustments and ended up with something I felt was close to how I wanted. I wanted this image to feel like it was moving, and so a lot of attention was paid to the swirling of clouds and the formations.



Next I began laying colours down. I wasn't entirely sure what colours I was looking for, but I knew I wanted it to look strange and angry.


Nearly there, I now had what I felt like was a vicious storm. the three travelers casually cruising through it as lightning struck their enclosure. However this bubble felt flat to me. It was going to bend the light, and this maelstrom needed some tidying up too. Before long I had my final image.

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