I initially thought of posting this in the “Focused Critique” board, but because this is still in the work in progress stage, I figured this would fit it better.
I’ve been working on a series of 3D sonic-related wallpapers. I keep a list of requests from others and ideas of mine, and I’ve been working on the next item on this list for a while now - that is, Doomsday Zone. To try and combat the other magnificent Doomsday Zone wallpapers, I wanted to go for something epic, but within my abilities. Having Robotnik’s mech exploding while Super Sonic flies away with the master emerald has already been done before, and I wanted something with at least a little originality.
That in mind, I went with the next best thing I could think of: super sonic blasting through an asteroid on his way to Robotnik and the master emerald. Here is my current progress.
Now then, what’s the point of this thread …? I’m looking for suggestions for the actual asteroid “explosion” itself. What could I do to make super sonic “exploding” through the asteroid look more realistic? I have a jagged hole in the middle where super sonic has blasted through, and the asteroid itself has been split into 4 sections (3 large cracks/cuts) - Obviously there would be no actual explosion, but I want it to look more interesting than that.
Other than that, suggestions towards other parts of this scene are also welcome - while I by no means intend to rush art, this is taking me a fair bit longer than my other wallpapers so far, although the mech is mostly the culprit of that. I probably waste too much time thinking about it though, lol.
Thanks for reading, I hope someone can offer a bit of advice. Reference photos are awesome, too =P