Greetings Luminaries! Today we will be showing you through the process of creating the Skycaller Academy grounds.

Going into the development of the grounds, we knew we wanted to have a beautiful, inviting courtyard for our players. While the initial concept sketches had a lovely composition, there wasn't enough room for character interaction for the final artwork. We adjusted the composition in the second sketch, which gave us much more room for our UI.

After inking and flatting the piece, the color palette was reading too cool. Skycaller Academy is a bright, vibrant place full of energy, so we needed to warm up the colors.

The addition of the statue of Ambrose and the dappled sunlight finished this background up!

We hope you enjoyed looking through our process for this piece. Next week we'll be featuring Ambrose himself!