THE SCALE OF THE SITUATION
Sometimes I’ll start a scene by establishing my characters. They are my biggest unknown at this point and I know that when I nail something interesting I can paint in a world around them without too much trouble.
I loosely compose a scene around my characters using a handful of reference images. I’m interested in capturing the setting as simply as possible, much like I’d done with the characters earlier.
Illustration fleshed out
I add elements to the environment that help sell the narrative of the characters being small, such as the banana peel, and also start introducing stronger lighting.