I also included the original sketch to see how it developed into the finish.
What i like to do in scene like this is block it out using the most very basic of photoshops brushes. then Once the color and layout is established Ill clean it up background to foreground. This is where Ill add some photo elements and custom brushes.
Recent environment commission. Tasked with creating a beautiful natural looking city in the forest I must say it was definitely influenced by Naussicaa, Chrono Chross, and Avatar. This was a lot of fun to paint, I also included the sketches.
Battle map similar to what you would expect in a classic role-playing game like Final fantasy 1-6 or chrono trigger. So all the action will be taking place on the field below this illustration.
When I set out to create this tile I wanted it to have a hand painted quality. One that illustrates a lush pallet, wonder, and the vastness of the world. In a sense to have the quality of a typical Studio ghibli background.
Check my blog to see more assets i have been developing for this project!
A concept artist and illustrator residing in the Boston area. He embraces his overwhelming passion for gaming and creating on a day to day basis.
When he's not creating and gaming, he loves to spend time at the beach or hitting up the gym.