When I was first brought on to Light Thief as producer I was initially going to be responsible for some layouts of the sky. Long story short, I ended up animating 17 scenes and had little time to do the layouts of the sky. However I just wanted to post some of the concept work and inspiration images for the film because they are cool and I think they should be shared.
This first one is the first test I did in Photoshop. It could use more development but I think it was off to a nice start. The rest of these were reference images.
I love the velvety quality of the universe in this image.