Also worked on An Eye for an Aye story environments. A real struggle I must say. Really pushed myself to stay motivated and keep going with the environments.
I wanted the tree to feel like a ship because the eagle was a pirate now.
Started out with gouache and fixed some stuff in PS. This was real fun painting.
These were the cages inside the tree from which the owls would be locked up and also the cages that the boy would use as steps to get to the top.
I think I died a couple of times doing this one.
WIP - need to finish the painting, but the idea was the boy climbing up the cages to get to the top. The lighting was really tricky as I wanted to show enough to understand the shot as well as have them in eerie darkness.
Another piece I did was purely environmental with the boy crossing the tree bridge into the jungle.
The drawing perspective was pretty quick, but ideas for the background had me going crazy for a while.
Much respect to all you digital painters. I realized its not easy after all :P