Creative Mondays 218 – Space Valley

Space Valley Illustration

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.”

Last week’s ‘concept art’ inspired me to continue working in the same way. Create something from a blank canvas and build upon the techniques that I’ve learned over the years of doing this. So my next step was space!

As with ‘The Valley’, this piece was created entirely within Photoshop with some references for the astronaut and the space buggy. I’ve got a few alternate version of this with different colours that I’d like to post up over the next few days. Stay tuned!

*UPDATE* Here are the other two alternates for this piece.

Space Valley Atlernate 1 illlustration

Space Valley Alternate 2 illustration

Source Code Poster

Saw Duncan Jones’ Source Code a while back and quite enjoyed the film (big fan of his first film Moon). He brings an intelligence to popular science fiction stories without having to go over the top and while there’s plenty of special effects in his films they’re not always dictating what happens next.

I was inspired by the various posters created by others and wanted to attempt a version myself. A lot of the other versions were very detailed so I wanted to create a minimalistic ‘teaser style’ poster for the film that would draw the viewer in but not give any information away. Immediately the visual of the train tracks stuck in my mind with both being parallel to each other and one abruptly ending.

I really enjoyed creating this style of work and it helps clear the clutter in my brain with a simplistic design once in a while!