This is another WIP.
I think one of the biggest challenges for me is landscapes. Especially when they’re just playing the backdrop for the main objective. By themselves, it takes hours. Hard to believe when you look at the final product.
I can’t say I am very interested in landscapes that have very little going on in terms of color or complexity, like a snow or desert scene. I find myself more interested in tropical, mountain, or even swamp scenes as a result. Which brings me to this piece I’m working on. It’s like another piece I did where it was a place I wished really existed. So what you’re looking at is a place I’ve imagined in my mind to be a place that makes you feel warm and comfortable. Sit and feel a light breeze over your skin and hair while the sun sets in a far away place. Colors you didn’t think were there are there now, but only until the sun has gone down entirely.
I guess I’ve been missing Hawaii. It may very well be the inspiration here. If you’ve ever been there you probably see what I’m talking about.
I’m trying not to go into a whole lot of detail. I want to get better at making up a decent, believable enough landscape in as little time as possible. So far I have this clocked at an hour and a half.
I’m clearly taking liberties with color here, as I usually do. Pretty happy with it so far. Stay tuned!