Updating the blog with research u forgot ot add in.
Inspriation for my piece also came from a game called infamous 2 (see pic below). This game is based around an anti hero struggling with powers with the choice to be good or bad. The lighting in this piece is great a perfect contrast of blue and red much of which i would like to get across in my work. Here we can see an example of how lighting effects can create dynamic and dramatic shadows. I can see how fire also reacts within a plam where shadows are cast and the intensity that they cause.
I also used verious tutorials online to create certain effects such as
http://www.anothera.net/view_tutorial.php?id=3 for “fire lines” however the fire lines didnt work as they seams to unnatural.
The sparks around the fire where from http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photo-effects-tutorials/flaming-photo-manipulation/ steps 21 and 22.
I also looked at this tutoril http://www.photoshoplab.com/light-your-house-on-fire.html however i couldnt apply it to my work.