Finally fallen into the trap of using light bulbs for this Ember project thing. Electric lights are a major part of the story and I've avoided using them in images for a long time because I was worried it was too obvious. I've been working in my sketchbook and then scanning things and then printing things and working into those, and then rescanning and then combining elements in Photoshop, to get these. I thought it would be cool if the light bulbs themselves allowed you to see elements of the images, since electric lighting is the only light in The City of Ember. So I took some photos of lit bulbs and combined them with found textures and things from my sketchbook.