Pic­ture a sci-fi ex­pe­di­tion

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I nar­row in on the idea of a group of tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced ex­plor­ers on an ex­pe­di­tion into a un­charted wilder­ness, who un­ex­pect­edly dis­cover a re­mote for­eign out­post. I set up a com­po­si­tion show­ing a wide moun­tain view eroded into a canyon by glacial move­ment. Tower struc­tures have been built into the far side of the fac­ing cliff and an ex­pe­di­tion party on this side of the canyon take a closer look, en­cour­ag­ing us to do the same.

Com­pos­ing with over­lap­ping shapes

When de­sign­ing a com­po­si­tion I try to place the viewer within a scene in a way that will in­tro­duce as many over­lap­ping shapes as pos­si­ble within the ter­rain. Over­lap­ping shapes are an ex­plicit way to in­form the viewer that one thing is be­hind another. Keep­ing this in mind helps give an im­age an in­her­ent sense of di­men­sion.

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