Oh yeah, and an explanation of the title. And plot, kind of.

The story is going to be about this utopian city/environment/world, where life is seemingly pretty good. But one person accidentally stumbles upon some files detailing another world, the underground. Or, y’know, meets someone from the underground. You see, decades/centuries ago, aliens had landed on the planet and caused mass chaos (without meaning to), so the government made them disappear.

Except they continued living, underground, unbeknownst to the general public. They lived alongside the humans who weren’t freaking out about aliens, and eventually their gene pool intermingled enough to create a whole new species. But since they live underground, they don’t live half as richly or healthily as those up top, but they’re happy and they keep to themselves.

There’s a lot more detail to be explained, and a lot more basic plot that i actually need to come up with, but I’ll work on it.

The name Dutopia comes from combining the words Utopia and Dystopia, whilst also capturing the essence of the duality of the planet. It’s dumb, I know, but I kinda like it.

So, smacked this out in half an hour maybe, didn’t check. Experimented with brushes and gradients. I need to start world building, and hammering out the plot a bit a lot more, since this is still literally only an idea. Any comments, criticisms, ideas, anything is appreciated.