Sunday, 21 October 2012

Cinematic Spaces: Influence Maps and Thumbnails

 I decided to create more influence maps to help me sort all my thoughts and put them in right order. Final Fantasy and Avatar locations seemed to have the biggest influence on me not only because of colours, but also because of the way forests have been presented and designed.

 Also I managed to create one more thumbnail, this time trying to liven up the background as well. I feel like it's slowly starting to work the way I would like it to.

I think it's time to start working on my final pieces. Anything additional what will happen during this process is surely going to be uploaded here. Accident is often the keys to best solution.


  1. the only bit of further advice i'd offer as you move into the final stages is perhaps to think about the consistency of your vegetation; the book gives the impression of a 'mono-crop' - i.e. that all the vegetation is the same species - as a field of wheat or corn is largely the same. Right now, it feels as if you're creating a very varied sort of plant-life; there's a certain complexity of type going on in this image, and I'm wondering if this scene as more in common with a mass flowering of the same crop, as opposed to an eco-system of different species?

    1. Thank you for this advice, Phil!
      I'll remember it when working on the final image : )

  2. Your drawing really reminds me of when I walked through kew gardens for the first time, over whelmed by the plants i've never seen before, and the over powering humidity. Love it!