This is the first time ive entered one of these challenges, ive looked at some of the art being submitted and there are some really talented people toiling away with this theme, I cant wait to see what comes of it!
The fist image is the end of my first sitting with this project, the rest show my process to it.
From this point on the changes will be less and less dramatic and more rendering.
The final composition will actually have another panel beneath the text the same as the first with the sunset and everything, but with the girl riding the slug as it flys into the background (presumably home). The sun will have set further and the colors and values will be slightly different. I dont know if text or a image sequence is allowed (ive never seen it in the other challenges) so I might get disqualified, but ill have fun with this anyway.
The first images were of some ink washes I did in my sketchbook that I overlaid on top of each other, then I used a bunch of textures that I painted or from photographs to create the surfaces you see in the rest. These were stacked with various layer blending styles and color adjustments.
The rest of the work will be painting on top of those textures to give details, and render backlight, wet leaves etc.
Let me know what you guys think, as always I welcome harsh critiques as long as its constructive.
Good luck everyone!