Janice Chu ( @churon ) is a concept artist currently working at Animal Logic on Lego Movie 2, who has in the past worked on Warframe (UI and concept art). We reached out to her after seeing her amazing work and we’re so glad she has joined up on the Art to Music series. She sent us the above piece to get things rolling.
The image is exciting, a really nice moment captured in time. The piece appears (to us) to be a squat mage type encountering a light apparition of some kind, almost pokemon/monster hunter style. We decided to have the music follow the journey of the mage through the mountains leading up to the moment that the light being appears, then a pause, like everything stops when you see the thing. Afterwards the music builds to a climax, leaving the listener, just like the viewer, wondering what comes next :).