Keyframe inspired by ArtStation's 2016 Journey challenge. I thought it'd be interesting to explore an alternate sci-fi and fantasy universe set in near-future Japan. This keyframe shows Hayao, our main creature hero, at a critical point in his journey: finding the best ramen house in town. Lucky enough for Hayao, he came across RC-124, one of the top-rated ramen chef droids in Japan.
I have to give a big shout out to Devon Fay (Creating a Sci-Fi Alleyway Gnomon DVD) and Marcos Mateu-Mestre (Framed Ink). Their knowledge and resources helped me push this concept art forward. Devon's workflow inspired me to go back to basics with Maya and learn V-Ray. On the other hand, "Marcos's Framed Ink" opened my eyes to delivering better composition. I highly recommend Devon's DVD and Marcos's book "Framed Ink."