Now you have me doing these. hehehehehe
Well, after about 20 to 30 minutes I have this idea. Just made vectors and made them bigger as it went higher, added some atmospheric haze as it neared the ground and added some specular highlights to some bubbles near the top. Added a shadow with the airbrush tool then made it fuzzier and wider as it went to simulate real life shadows.
It looks too blurry at the top but that is the brush type. I can modify to make it look sharper but just didn't.
Used macromedia Fireworks but any prog would do a similar idea if they have a bubble making brush.
I got a long way to go to catch jaydub. hehehe He's the digi-factory!
Anyway, i kind of like this one. I may do it on real paper with the airbrush someday.
I call it... (heheheheh drum roll.....) ASCENSION!