Here is a commission I finished recently, had a lot of fun working on this!
Looking at spacey retro photos was really inspiring as well as listening to science fiction audiobooks while I worked. :)
Below is a quick peek at the process that went into creating this.
I love thumbnailing to try and get the best compositions that I can. For me so much of the painting is figured out at this stage, it's the foundation of everything else and if I don't spend enough time finding the best option at this point I often end up being unhappy with my end result. Luckily this project didn't have a deadline so I got to play around with shapes and compositions as much as I wanted!
Next I fine tune the sketch, figure out the values, block in colours and then start painting!