Destiny 2 Themed
Lore Book Cover
It started with a sketch on a sticky note. I wanted to incorporate something that I love: Coffee. Coffee to me is what Spicy Ramen is to Cayde-6.
I first cleaned up and traced my sketch to start iterating and testing styles. I also wanted to test different kinds of coffee cups/mugs.
I made a grid and started to play with the geometry of an espresso cup and added a radial burst.
Originally it was going to stay this blue color, but then I thought how Cayde-6 would add gold.
So I did.
I created a pale gold gradient to apply to my cup and chose a pale yellow for anything that would not have the gradient.
I made my own 3D sphere model to figure out the best angle. I wanted to make it look natural in the cup and iterated different varieties of how it could look.