Steredenn: drawing a space environment



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.

Plus out.

Steredenn’s team.

(And don’t forget to check Plus’ tumblr on

megadran asked:

Dude that walking tank yours thats pretty sweet. But uuhh.... I hate to ask but what do you use for the animation and drawing stuff?

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)