This new fantasy illustration is about the quiet moments in a story, when the path forward is unclear and it’s hard to conjure up hope. When there are no mystical guides whispering in the hero’s ear and all they seem to have left are questions and uncertainties.
I feel like switching up my painting process by using the technique from the Tonko House Schoolism course has really given me a push in the right direction. With this technique I can work on lighting, but I can still always go back to fix structural and design stuff, which makes painting backgrounds seem way less daunting.
You can check out the process on Youtube!
When I visited my parents for the Christmas holidays I looked through some old boxes of drawing materials and found some glitters, that I had bought back when I was studying. So I used them and a couple of other paints to do a bit of experimentation.
I used to do this sort of thing a lot back in the day, so I was really enjoying it. Glitter was flying everywhere and in the end I had ruined a pair of jeans. But it was worth it!