Creating a speed effect
This is not as simple as selecting a particular area of the painting and applying the Motion Blur filter, because I need to take account of the perspective in the scene, or if an object is spinning as it moves. I apply this effect on the background by imagining that the viewer is moving at the same speed as the character in her hoverboard.
Symbols to support the theme
I want to represent this action using either symbols or logos. So the most interesting is the arrow. It symbolise the speed of the rider, the future and it’s a strong graphic device that won’t go out of fashion. I also stylise the hoverboard’s engines so that they look visually interesting, rather than completely functional.