13 paint Emissi ve li ghts an d lens fla res
These eye-catching light sources help to enhance that sci-fi feeling. When working on concepts in the Mass Effect universe, I find that any concept I’m working on instantly jumps into the future as soon as I throw in an emissive light. It’s a good way to lead the viewer as well, since the eye will naturally look at the areas with light. But unlike a JJ Abrams film, apply the lens flare sparingly. It can result in overkill when used too much.