Children of the sun is a project I have been working on for a very long time. So When I saw this worldbuilding course I just had to get it.
It focuses on an Island amidst clouds, wood is a rare resource and the people are hash and sunbaked.
Eye opening excersize
I loved learning about the brush preset tool, once I understood how it worked I went through all my own photo material and tried to make as many brushes as possible that I think suit my world and architecture. It is a great way to figure out larger scale compositions and get interesting shapes going.
My first two images (with only 2 values) took me a long time, it was my goal here to really understand how this technique worked and what the possibilities are.
After I felt comfortable with that I went on to make the 4 dramatic compositions with a bit more detail and eye for vocal points.
Things I picked up:
-grounding your world