Earlier today, while working on the Warp Gate, I had this crazy idea. One of my stranger ideas, but I thought it would make a great painting! The idea for this painting is a simple phrase: “I don’t always Visit Other Planets, But when I do I leave crop circles.” Time to collect resources and throw them together in a quick outline.
I Google search “The most interesting man in the world, saved a pretty low quality images, as I am using it as only quick reference, and for the layout and then I dug through all my original created space images, tossed them all into Photoshop and came up with this layout.
The resources I created from the ground up are in use in the small window, behind what will eventually be my alien. This sort of quick mock-up is something I do often. Most of the time I just combine a bunch of my own images, rather than using one I downloaded however in this case I am trying to match a very specific image. So I cheated a little bit! Of course by the time I am done formatting the image it will be a lot different.
Here are the two images I combined in the background to make the environment look good. The layout and size I chose for this image so it could in theory be printed out at standard poster size.
This is the image I placed on the background layer. I only wanted to use a chunk of the star field.
Another older digital painting, this time of an earth like planet. I wanted this planet to be above the background layer, creating a sense of depth.
Two hours later… Not quite done yet, but getting there.
- Crop Circle at Water Eaton Copse, Nr Hannington, Wiltshire. Reported 12th May 2012. (2012indyinfo.com)
- Polar Clocks and Messages From Crop Circles, Pass It On (nalonmit.wordpress.com)
- Crop Circles -paranormal or Prankters (scoresofemotion.com)