Nicely put. Thank you. Thats one of the ways I like to work. And its certainly oposite to the other latest piece I've produced, because when i paint someting thats vast and infinite, such as a spacescape, I tend to produce with less clutter, use a lower colour gamut etc...
It's interesting when you do a busy piece, to actually get a kind of balance so it looks decipherable. I attempted to leave enough breathing space for the eyes to relax i.e. the dark ship to the left, the shadow of the underbelly of the larger ship and the orange backdrop of space. The trick is I use multi layers and then I just strip away at certain areas until Im happy with the result.
Anyhow i intended on crazyness as if the viewer has just dropped in on trouble.
Beautiful. "The beams of light flashed by my like angry fireflies in a fiery meadow, blasting out and clapping against hard surfaces as I drew nearer. Muffled noises became clearer, and the deafening light gave to balance as a colossal continent of carbonized titanium soared just past my craft and into the blackness..."