The assignment was to choose another artist and draw, paint, or render an original image in their style. I chose Kazu Kibuishi, a comic artist, particularly the style of his Copper stories. I used several elements from his various works, and created the image digitally.
The second step involved adding in effects using Maya and a compositing program. I used Maya to generate the spore particle's random movements, and I used Autodesk Composite to add in the spores, the balloon's movement, and distortion on the smoke. Both are shown below.