Current as of the evening of January 3rd, 2012
I realize that one of my weak-points is my ability to render landscapes, so what started as a "I'll do a 1 hour speed-painting..." has turned into a moderately longer little self-challenge I plan to casually continue over a few days.
Back in 2007 I actually illustrated a very similar scene, but it doesn't appear as though I ever uploaded it to DA (it was sub-par at best, even for the time), so this time around I'm trying to stay somewhat true to the original scene and make it a bit more grounded in reality.
Note: If you're not very good at landscapes, and don't do them often, it's probably not a fantastic idea to try to "learn" but doing one almost entirely from your head. Arugh. After the initial sketch, I tried to get my perspective at least a BIT better, since what was down originally was allllllll over.
I'm also blaming
again for this, because I can
, and because she is my inspiring muse like that. <3
Nearly all of this was hashed-out and painted while listening to the song "The Dream" by Secret Garden (sung by Moya Brennan).
Personal Story Art.
Here's the final 2012 version and Close-Up:
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