Creating concept art of your environment
Now, in theory, you should create the environment before the props because the props refine the concept of the environment you've created, but it was much easier to show you the basic techniques by looking at the props first.
Environment concepts work more in the mood department of the design: they are for conceptualizing the different moods and subtleties of a room, a city, or a forest. What you need to sell is that the environment fits the production—nothing more, nothing less.
CSP can help us speed up a lot of our processes, mainly for the following three reasons:
- We have an integrated perspective ruler.
- We can use different brush tips for a single brush.
- We can import different 3D assets, meaning that if we need a hard-surface object such as a bookshelf, we just need to copy and paste it from our materials.
The first point—the perspective ruler—was explained in the previous chapter. The second...