I've been working on a personal project called "The Precipice" on and off in my spare time (which is dwindling more and more these days...)
In the beginning I set out to create 1 character, 1 creature, and one environment to set the mood for what I hope will one day grow into something much, much larger.
This was the first location I chose to work with when starting the project. I hadn't done much work with interiors before so this was a nice exercise for me to figure out how to bounce natural light around a open structure.
I used Sketchup to knock out some quick primitive shapes before bringing it into Photoshop for the final painting. I used DAZ to light the scene but ended up altering the lighting for the final piece. I wanted to get across that cinematic look so the piece would feel as though it came from a film production studio.
Just finished up the tutorial for this piece. Head on over here to take a look: [link]