- Completed May 14th, 2006
Way back in 2006 when I originally sketched this up on paper, I'd actually spent a few days trying to figure out the exact layout of the countryside and castle within it. Looking at it now, I actually cringe at this piece because it's so apparently how "mooshy" so much of it is, but for the time I made it, it was something I was decently happy with, although I never really revisited it in earnest (or in color).
Looking at it now, there are massive gaps in logic pertaining to the layout (how would the entrance to a castle even WORK like that? Where is the light coming from? Is that honestly in perspective? That horse's anatomy makes me cry, etc.), but I recently found it again and was surprised I hadn't uploaded it to DA. Upon seeing that, I mused that it had been too long since I'd done a color landscape and well... what started as a "let me redo that sort of scene in an hour's speedpaint" turned into a number more hours.
So in addition to uploading the completed 2012 version, I thought I'd upload this one just to show where it came from (and hopefully to also show how far I've come in the time since).
Personal Story Art.
Here's the final 2012 version and Close-Up:
WIPs of 2012 version below: