Totally forgot to upload this here. I did it a couple weeks ago as a study for some other projects I'm working on. Took me 2 hours 45 minutes, I think.
You can see a time-lapse video here: VIDEO
Thanks for looking! I'll be back with some fully rendered illustrations soon! The hour draws nigh!
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A wonderful pic,with amazing artwork and superb coloring!
Really love this one! Lighting is fabulous, I would sure love to visit this place in person. Great video too, thank you for posting.
Love this :3
Really nice work...great depth!
Awesome! How you choose your colors?
Hi there! That's tough to say. I knew I wanted a deep blue all around, so it was like a dense rainforest at night. I used a lighter blue in the background to add some atmospheric depth. So to show most of the scene, I used light and dark blues. For the glowing ruin or obelisk, I wanted it to contrast the environment, so I used a yellower light, illuminating the plants in the area very strongly to get the vibrant green. More than anything, I just did what I felt. It's important to develop good sensitivity, so you know when your image is too light, too dark, too saturated or too monochromatic. And then you trust your taste, haha. Sorry I can't explain more than that.
Holy, amazingly incredible! This Glowy Forest is stunning and The Landscape is incredible! The statue, markings, character, spear, plant life, mountains, pose, atmosphere, branches, sky, concept, composition, uniqueness, style, lighting, colors, and other details are also spectacular! Epic-ally awesome work!
Wooow.... the palette color is simply awesome
Thanks! Fun story: It's actually a bit off compared to what I wanted. I was working on a poorly-calibrated monitor (my Cintiq) and forgot to colour-check on my Apple screen. Afterwards, when I watched the video, I realized what a dumbass I was. There was too much black and it was all weirdly balanced. If you watch the video, especially at the beginning, you can see that it's way too dark and saturated. I tried to salvage it as best as I could .
I am writing a book with a scary, dark, and mystical forest setting. This is very inspirational! Thanks for posting this!
Thanks, glad you enjoy it! For me it was just a fun little exercise to prepare me for painting a more in-depth shot
Thank-you! That's flattering! Though I prefer to think of it less in terms of talent and more in terms of "number of nights spent painting instead of going out with friends", haha. By the time those really get into the triple digits, you start getting output far above what talent can generally allot.