Hello again, folks!
Busy week this week, but productive for my gallery here at dA, since I'm wrapping up commissions like crazy and I've been kindly allowed to show them here.
This particular work harkens back to an old illustration I uploaded here a couple of years ago ( [link]
) , set in a Fantasy realm created by the author, which I was very happy to revisit once again.
As I always say, I rarely have an opportunity to do medieval/Fantasy settings, so these images were a blessing. In this particular piece, I tried to give the whole a very real look; I tried to fill in the blanks as much as possible in the background so that you would feel as though this is an actual place. I've often found that as many details as you can get into the image, whilst still making the illustration end at a certain camera angle, it will give the impression of something bigger. Something complete and very atmospheric, that still relies on the viewer's imagination to sort of picture all the rest of the place, engaging him into the setting.
Of course, it takes more time to fill up these details, whilst still trying to balance everything up; but, in the end, it's all the more satisfying. For me as an artist, and the client, of course. The only downside is that you need to be very
patient, as many of my commissioners will attest to.
I hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching!