The stage select screen comprises of a series of ships which the user scrolls through horizontally. I wanted something that looks like an scroll depicting ancient folklore. Nintendo did it with Zelda, as did the ancient greeks:
Exekias, Ajax and Achilles Playing a Game of Dice, 530 BCE via Fischer Art History
Image via Sigrid Rodli Illustration
I was also influenced by the amazing light on dark work of Norwegian illustrator Sigrid Rodli.
The concept art with pale ghost ship as seen through a telescope.
Working version with parallax animation.Posted by Loks to Art process | 13 June 2014