Alright, I’m done with this image : ) Took me 7 hours to paint, learned a ton. Check out Shaddy’s tutorial on the techniques and the thinking, over at his Youtube. Learned SO MUCH from this! Don’t forget to choose the category “The Art Project” here on my blog if you want to see more of my stuff from the past two years : )
Just playing around with color, shapes and form. Made a few small silhouettes and then decided this one had an interesting shape to it, so gave it an hour. Inspired by the awesome music of C418.
The forest guardian. It walks the forests at dusk and dawn, driven by its very own reasons. It is nor good or evil, it has its own mysterious will. It’s also called the “keeper of keys”.
This was inspired by all that time I spent in the forests as a child, playing and exploring. I used to make tree houses and catch frogs and lizards from dark ponds so deep you could not see the bottom. All those times I walked over thousand year old rocks sleeping under layers of lush bryophyte. The time I spent walking under giant, silent pine trees, barefoot, feeling the dirt and roots under my feet. The sunny days when rays of sunlight found its way down to the ground, trough the branches, painting everything golden yellow. Hearing the bats in the dark, seeing the shadows the the form of nameless monsters hiding between trees and bushes.
I haven’t been as active as I used to be, painting and drawing lately. It has to some extent been a result of starting my new job at Tarsier as an associate producer, but there’s more to the story. I’m trying to find a good way to tell you what I feel and all the stuff that’s been on my mind, but it just can’t seem to give words to my thoughts. Until I figure out a way to do that, here’s some steps for my “Forest Guardian” image.