I've played with the background a bit for lighting and I'm liking how it's turning out so far. I need to get the grip arm in there and shade it along with Keid and his boat. I still have a lot to do, but I'm really happy with it.
Still have a long way to go, but it's progress. I lowered the opacity on Keid to show the sketchwork for the boat and engines. After all line and flat color is done, I'll go in with detailing, shading, and textures.
I've begun to fill in more of the details like the decoration of the doorway and the back wall. I have some problems to work out with the grip arm. I really want the overall piece to look very antique but futuristic at the same time, kind of an elegant new age feel, so everything will be very intricate. I'm still going to play with the openings in the floor to give them a more appropriate look.
Some inspirations for my upcoming elegant aristocrat space pirate, i guess? maybe i'll throw elf in there too, for added ridiculousness. I'm thinking along the lines of fancy flying longboat for the vehicle so I don't have to do a whole ship.