ive been working on getting the right easthetic and i think i have finally done it. as i said before im now going to be digitally painting all of my bacgrounds over rendered stills of 3D geometry. and after some unbeilvably good refrence material from a programe about daoist monks in the chinese mountains, its all coming together. so ive been experimenting with the idea and heres how its looking. im still keeping to the old brush painting style colour palette but not going for the actual brush stroke look so much. i want to try and capture the feel and simplicity of an old painting as appose to actually being one. if you know what i mean. anyway heres some bacground final mock ups with characters for colour refrence and composition.