The fourth Chinese new year banner I did for EquestriaCN
ten days ago.
In China, there is a grand and huge party which is hold every year at the time of Chinese new year, named Spring Festival Gala as well known, which is where I found the inspiration.
So I made this scene, a bustle and maybe noisy place where ponies and kirins gather around. They watched shows performed by talanted individuals and had a meal with each other in front of the stage while chatting about the shows, foods and so on, just like the old time when Chinese celebrated the new year.
Due to my time arrangement, I had to finish this quickly in nearly a week. So before I start, I took some time to make the composition design. In addition to the basic perspective, there are some extra works I did for characters.
From my view, this piece isn't perfect so I didn't feature it. First, I gave myself too many challenges while painting this. I might overestimated my abilities to handle all these new stuff, such as relatively big scene, relatively strong light sources , multi-characters and so on. Second, I got time limitation on this work, which made me nervous at some levels. There are several rough-made parts in this. They exposed my lack of skills completely.
Though it wasn't perfect, it was truly a challenge that I have finished. Hope you enjoy!
It's not the holiday time for now but still, Happy new year!
is the new year banner I did in 2018 for EqCN, just in case if you want to recall.