Using the software Modo, I was playing around with particles. The particles reminded me of stars and I decided for my Red Chases Blue project that there would be a girl in a red dress that gathers and interacts with these blue stars.
Below are the character design development from a more fantasy based to a chibi based character. The idea is captured in a brief storyboard.
Below are experiments with different medium combinations. The first attempt was to combine an image of the universe as the environmental background, draw the red character on a 2D drawing software called FireAlpaca and model the stars in Modo. The second attempt was to watercolour the scene and make enhancements and edits using Photoshop and FireAlpaca, which I think worked very beautifully in a fantasy outcome.
I also experimented modelling the character in 3D, but I have come to the conclusion that it would be better to have the character drawn, the stars modelled and the background as watercolour for convenience and a unique aesthetics outcome. Also it would allow me the chance to experiment with the particles on Modo.