A Work in Progress: Sky Life

This guide was made for entry:
Sky Life
In Contest:
alien life forms

step 1 of 6

I started with (hopefully) organic looking clouds, a pentagon with the help of the shape tool, and an eye that I created. That in itself was a several step process that I can elaborate if anyone wants to know.

Creation of Sky Life: Step 1

step 2 of 6

Drawing of the basic layout of my picture and more detailed drawings of some of the elements. The cloud shadings were added with the rose chroma brush at large size and low opacity.

Creation of Sky Life: Step 2

step 3 of 6

More detail added. I later decided that the "blanket" animal did not add to the picture.

Creation of Sky Life: Step 3

step 4 of 6

Added more detail then merged everything but the clouds into one layer.

Creation of Sky Life: Step 4

step 5 of 6

Masked the merged layer to blend it into the clouds and soften some of the edges.

Creation of Sky Life: Step 5

step 6 of 6

Added a soft light layer of 50% gray on top of everything to touch up the light and shadows a little

Creation of Sky Life: Step 6

Final result

Creation of Sky Life: Final Result

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