EDIT: I'm resubmitting this with some changes that were suggested by William B. Hand on CenceptArt. org. I like it better now.
I know, you're expecting "WIP" to be on the end of the title, right?
But I think it's done! I don't even know how many hours I've put into this image. Not just painting it, but searching for dozens of reference photos and other people's artwork for inspiration.
With this image, I tried to capture the feel of a recurring dream I used to have. I was floating along in a deep, slow river while otters made their way to an underwater kingdom. I remember feeling like I was a part of the river, or at least a welcome guest.
To those of you who have been following the development of Otter Kingdom and leaving comments and suggestions, THANK YOU!!
In particular, I'd like to thank the lovely gents and ladies at Monkeyslunch Forums
, and ConceptArt.org
. You guys rock!
The size you're viewing now is less than 50% of the original image. I may upload that as a print. I will also upload some detail shots, but see if you can find all the little critters hidden in the roots. Available as a print.
Corel Painter X, Photoshop CS3, 2008-2009.Details.