We had a few reference images, but this one sums it up. This was the baseline I used to inspire a background from.
Based on the world below, and the refence above, we set up lights in the studio so everything should match together.
World of planes
This world consists mostly of flat. A plane with flowers, a curved plane with more flowers. A couple of planes bent using the cloth tool to act like they are curtains, and a plane with the model. Oh and a cage.
I'm using a particle system to generate all the flowers.
Version 1: stars
.. good first start, but I didn't really like the background yet.
Version 3: still not happy
More details, and added some smoke (that usually helps), but no, I wasn't happy with this.
Version 5: a flowery wall!
Now this is where I started to like the plan I had!
Want to see the entire series? Check A Faerie Caught