BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Ciceron

After ditching the idea of the multi-trunk trees, I tried to at least make some free-standing trees that looked a bit different and alien. I do like the diamond-shaped designs at the bottom, with the dense top canopies and sparser branches below that form the bottom halves of the diamonds. In the final art, I don’t think I ever really followed through and showed much of the trees.

On this page, I also did some other types of shrubs and growth on Ciceron, not that many of those made it into the final artwork either.

Discussion (5)¬

  1. Feroz Nazir says:

    I’m not sure why, but with exception of the two trees in the bottom left corner, these trees make me think of a more tropic setting.

  2. Sean Wang says:

    True. That’s actually why I designed them that way. They’re a bit reminiscent of palm trees, but I thought that juxtaposition might be more visually interesting and alien than regular trees that you’d normally associate with snow. But as I mentioned elsewhere, in the end, I didn’t really do much with the trees anyway!