Now to work on the environment. Because I wanted to imply that he creates his own gravity, I painted planet debris moving around him. I also started to pick a color palette (Fig.14).
Now that I felt pretty good about the direction I could relax and work on the detail. I just used the standard round brush for the debris and any of the soft brushes for the dust (Fig.15).
And it's done (Fig.16)! This was a fun piece to do. Even though I ended up basically creating this piece twice I picked up some good lessons and found some bad habits to kick. Thank you for viewing this tutorial. I hope it can benefit some of you. Click Here to watch a time-lapse video of the first half of the process if you're interested:
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