One way to help bring the viewer into the scene is to have a good scale reference. In regular buildings it’s details such as windows and doors that provide a sense of scale, but for this fantasy setting I need to further define the scale in the foreground. So I add organic details such as coral, seaweed and fishes that add life and relatable proportions to the overall setting. This also creates an interesting contrast in the image: a colourful foreground with organic elements sits against huge architectural structures that are almost monochromatic because of the underwater mood. Another interesting element are bubbles, which is a great way to add another layer of detail and depth to the image.