10-14-2012, 08:30 PM
I think as long as the lighting that affects the planet and the floating island appears to come from the same source, you'll end up with a good result. Some of the forms you're finding are already quite engaging, and the island is already starting to look dynamic. I think the image could benefit by replacing the earth/planet with something a bit higher res, and perhaps with a clearer light direction--NASA has a bunch of great ones, and their usage requirements are generous. It's a good start in my opinion, I look forward to seeing where you take it. Good luck!!