This piece was my fifth submission for Depthcore Chapter XLIV: Echoes.
The concept of this piece stemmed simply from the word 'Echo'. I thought of all the connotations of this word and one that stood out to me as having potential was the concept of emptiness and in particular the word 'Hollow'. I based the illustration off this concept, envisioning a being that had no soul, that was 'hollow' inside and that, aware of this emptiness inside, it would endlessly absorb information in an attempt to fill this space.
For this piece I tried a much more organic process, starting off with a really rough pencil sketch and then essentially just painting the entire illustration on one layer, with a few adjustment layers for the final image. For this reason my process images are not particularly instructive or complete, but I have included them here anyway just in case anyone finds them interesting.