World Building Illustration
To create an illustration of a "celestial body".
I chose to illustrate a more conceptual illustration based on the subject matter, trying to be as smart and as goofy as I could make it. That means giving it a wry smile :)
20 pencil thumbnail sketches to establish ideas, compositions, and variations.
3 tight sketches to determine the specifics of the best thumbnail ideas and narrow down their details.
7 color compositions of the preferred tightened sketches to figure out the atmosphere of the illustration.
The illustration is then recreated entirely in Adobe Illustrator as a vector to receive textured detail later on.
The final textured illustration, including close-ups.