Well, it’s just about finished. Tonight, I added a some textures and dimensions to the trees and landscape. I also added a few hidden and not so hidden symbols. They all mean something to me, things that are hellish or bring me fear. Why put something hidden in there, or something that no one else will know the meaning to? They actually inspired me in many ways – the letters carved into the tree inspired a certain horror which lead me to think up my device of doom.
I also built the framework of the river, which is going to be a river of fire. The ground is covered in orange leaves which lead to the river. You won’t see the full effect of the river until I put this image into my edit system. I have fire footage I’ll layer over it to make the river come alive. I may also add some smoke or the like to make the overall Underworld more suffocating. And I’ve also given you another clue to the punishment device I’ll put in. Do you see the falling man on the left? I’ll also animate the people in post-production. (click on the image for a larger view) But the device is footage, so will add that in post too – and you’ll have to wait until the film is up next week to see what it is. ;)
That’s about all I can do in photoshop for the Underworld. Feel free to share this blog post or ask me questions. Just don’t expect me to reveal all the meanings behind the symbols. :) Tomorrow, I’ll work on the title design and post it. The title is also part of the world building because of how it will bring you into the film, the Underworld and Persephone’s prison. Thanks for checking in!