That Thing Where I Draw: In Shadow

I almost didn't have anything for this week. First, I couldn't think of anything. Then my scanner stopped working. Fortunately I got past all that, because I like a lot about this one.

I was going for a kind of story/fantasy vibe. I've been thinking about BCS covers (I can't imagine why) and the guilin mountains. This is my amateur tribute to them.

That's supposed to be a village there in the shadow.

Also if you missed my big announcement yesterday (and my more subtle link to it just now), here it is again.


Matthew Delman said...

I love seeing your artwork, sir. Makes me wish I could draw half as well.

Side note: I almost didn't see the village until you pointed it out. It might be a function of either the art style or the perspective, but the "village" looked like a random splash of barely-visible brown in the mountain's shadow.

If that's what you were going for, then I applaud you. Oh, and take this non-artist's opinion with a grain of salt if you please.

Adam Heine said...

Yeah, my wife asked if it was a fire. That part didn't come out like I'd planned, so I figured I'd point it out ;-)

I'm still learning what kind of details are suited for pastels on a sketchbook-sized piece of paper.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

I like this a lot. Especially the gradient sky, and the hint of the fire.

Natalie Whipple said...

Very cool. I kinda want to pick up the oil pastels after all your fun pics.

Adam Heine said...

I'd love to see what you can do with them, Natalie. You're actually trained. I'm just messing around.