Thanks . Alas, there wont be a finished one for a while yet as I'm trying to work on my visualisation, rendering stuff is on hold for now. I'm considering rounding up the best of this kind of thing for some point nearer to the end of the year though, possibly.
Todays image was a bit of a flop. I seem to do a good one now and then which gets my confidence up, then the next one falls super flat. Part of the trouble of this one was that I worked out a basic composition ( which admittedly was stupidly flat) and then randomly decided to work into places which I hadnt planned on working into, like a noob.
What I did notice today is that this stuff is HARD. I think up until now I've assumed it should be effortless, because its not like I've never drawn trees and rocks before, why the heck would it be a problem to arrange them in a box? Then I've got mad at myself for not being able to do something which I think should be easy, even though I've never really found it easy cept for those few times when I was having a good art day - But nope. Its kinda rock solid, and I have much respect for the dudes who manage to make this stuff look effortless. I guess I should probably look back at the first few pages of my own sketchbook at the stuff I struggled with then which I *do* find comparatively effortless now for a bit of perspective as to how much work it takes to get anywhere.
Worrying moment earlier also when I was showing someone Tweetlord and I noticed how crusty some of those birds are looking nowadays. I REALLY need to do a sweep of my folio and get some more up to date stuff in there. I have a slight ego thing (I think all artists get it now and then) which I need to beat back about those birds, I'm proud of them but they're not my freaking lifelong mealticket, they're not THAT good.