For the next piece of concept art exploring our Butterfly/Moth conflict valley - I am looking at some of the hanging splendour of the Butterfly culture. There has been a subtext amongst much of the chat that the Moths are where the real beauty lies, that the Butterflies are perhaps too artificial. I am trying to keep that haughty feel while showing that they do indeed create majesty in the sky. Drawing on chrysalis forms blended with flowers, the sun and wings to create a glistening and magical city hanging gracefully from the soaring trees high above the flowerbeds on the valley floor.
Here are some of the leadup sketches and the final one that I have already brought into photoshop and had a 30 second play to create a proxy background until I get a proper one in there :-)