So after doing my turtle with the glowing crystals, I thought it’d be fun to expand on that world with more glowing creatures. I decided on doing an exotic bird with glowing fiber-optic feathers, kind of like one of these:
I worked out the composition by photoshopping a couple images off google together:
I did the composition after reading Canon of Design - Mastering Artistic Composition which I highly recommend
Of course, the final image will be a night time scene with a blue tone to it. This is just to get everything in place.
I might make the berries glow too. I’m thinking the bird could be glowy from the berries it eats, in the same way flamingos are pink because of the shrimp they eat.