I’m trying to get into environment design type stuff, especially in the sci-fi realm, but I run into a problem that I’ve often hit in the past: my brain thinks analytically, and not so visually. I’m able to do math and all the stuff like that, but when I look at something I’ve made, I have a hard time going “here’s what’s wrong with this, and here’s how I can fix it.” I can tell there’s something wrong. But I don’t know where to go.
That problem is extrapolated in environments, especially these sci-fi ones. There are fantastic sci fi environments out there, with amazing designs, and I can look at those and replicate them…but what good am I if all I can do is copy a hallway from Doom? How can I get better at coming up with my own ideas for environments, and how can I start identifying how to make my designs better? Thanks.