This piece was done for the Nymph challenge over at theartorder blog. Trying a relatively new rendering style, really like how it came out. Very likely going to try adopting it to my other pieces, though hopefully in a less busy manner.
So I've been breaking out of my comfort zone a lot this semester. Oil painting, editorial illustration, comics, poster design, my entire media class... A lot of things I'm not used to doing. I've also been working on simplifying my compositions, using more large graphic shapes and better use of space. And while a lot of that hasnt been put up here (yet at least), I definitely feel I'm learning a lot from it. But every now and then, I just need to do something that is completely and entirely....me.
And thus, this painting. Epic fantasy. Golden lighting. Jagged rock formations. Clouds in abundance. Hey, cant knock me for being inconsistent, right? It started out as a thumbnail for a Way of Kings book cover (I ended up doing Mistborn instead), but I finished it out in my free time a little differently.
Dont worry, I'll experiment more later. Or...at least...after I finish my Illustration assignment on Holiday Giftbooks. :|
Every year the La Musica orchestra festival has a poster contest that Illustration students work on as an assignment. The major themes they wanted were instruments, Sarasota, music, or celebration. It was, of course, also mandatory to use their logo. I didnt particularly enjoy this project as much as others, but I think I got a coolish image out of it.