This is a comic idea with a couple of characters in a scene that I wanted to create that's pretty straight forward. The hero just finished a mission as heroes tend to do, reaching the top of the stairs of the swanky super secret digs that heroes tend to live in. He's stopped by his partner who won't let him in as she meets him with a smirk on her face. He's about to get this work! The hideout is high in the clouds and it can only be reached if you have the correct powers for the journey. Simple and straight forward.
I purposefully avoided blue skies in this project and went for a sky palette that could be Earth or someplace other than Earth. A lot of emphasis was put into the tones and lighting. Lighting a scene can be fun to do but really hard to get right sometimes. I try to practice it as much as I can. Comic book styled art is fun to do in general when there are so many different approaches and styles that can work. Illustrative painting can become a drag sometimes when so much of the work that's produced in concept design for gaming and film looks as if the same person created all of it. The pressure is for your work to look like "his" work or "her" work.