In Steredenn, each environment has a dominant color. Here, as you might have guessed, it’s the red color.
Plus has some words to say about the process of creating a full-fledged environment for Steredenn.
Plus: the environment above is almost complete. I still have to do the third planet: it’s going to be a gas giant with a ring, kinda like Saturn.
First, I will quickly draw the silhouette of the planet to have the shape and the size.
I usually do all the planets like this, to have something coherent. Then, when I’m satisfied, I start to draw the planet with the real shapes:
Okay, now, let’s begin with the real pixels. I do the planet first, so I’m going to hide the ring for the moment. I add some shapes of clouds and winds and make it look a little less flat.
I add shadows and colors on a different layer.
Then, I adjust the hue (it was a little too purple).
Next step: the ring!
I apply pretty much the same pattern here. I add some textures, plus the shadows on a different layer.
And it’s done! Observe the final result with two other planets:
I hope you enjoyed this! I will probably make a video for the next environment.
(And don’t forget to check Plus’ tumblr on pluspixels.tumblr.com.)
Hi ! I use Photoshop for the drawing and the animation, but I’m looking for a better software for the animation part…
In my professional work, I use Flash, and dispite the crashes, I like it ! (the walking protoceratops was made with it)