Here's the final paint of the one from above. i changed things around a bit. Once I opened up the canvas to be a horizontal landscape, I realized that either the horseman...or the landscape was going to have to dominate. Up above they both competed for space and importance. So, I went with the landscape, and made the horseman smaller.
Great stuff goin' down as usual, Jason. I have agree with Darktwin tho. Make sure that brush size is larger. I have a similar problem of getting picky with small brushes. But it helps to really block out the values. That said, some of these are kind of muddy and could really use s'more highlights and reflected light to sell the forms better. Dont' forget the basics! And don't forget... contrast is king!
Well, it's been a few weeks now since I last posted in here. Thanks for the comments guys, I would've responded but i've been trying to finish up everything for con.
Just wanted to update with a few sketches/paintings that I never got around to posting. The first one is of the Gateway to the 3rd. Realm and in the second one, I redid the giant scarab (the old one really didn't do it for me.)