Creative Mondays 105 – The Floating Island 3

The Floating Island 3

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Okay so we’re into December now and I have to admit I’m getting that Christmas feeling. It seems to start so early each year that I almost refuse to acknowledge it but with the tree now up, the presents bought (almost all of them) I can no longer fight it.

I haven’t created a photo manipulation in a while so I figured I’d have a go at creating a winter scene along the ‘Floating Island‘ theme I created. Using photos from the stock.xchng site and a few Photoshop brushes I wanted to draw from a few elements of the previous two incarnations so you should notice some similarities.

Creative Mondays 74 – The Floating Island 2

The Floating Island 2 Design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

This week, photo manipulation makes a triumphant return with the sequel to The Floating Island, the poorly  named The Floating Island 2! I wanted to revisit this style and create another sci-fi world in Photoshop. Using the stock.xchng site as the starting point I scour the images looking for islands, rocks, towers or anything that might fit the landscape. I usually start with a base image and build up from there. In this instance the desert scene was a perfect starting point.

I’ll link up more of the subject matter I found tomorrow.

Image credits:

Island | Tower 1 | Tower 2 | Cave | Wood Platform | Bridge | Hiker