© richard collingridge 2010
I have trying learn digital painting lately. Also wanted to improve my portfolio to be able to use in an attempt to get a job as a concept artist. I identified a few areas that i thought were missing in my current work and one of those was that my work is generally quite dark (colour scheme wise), so decided to produce something with a lot of light. The inspiration for the creature was from the giant tortoises in the new final fantasy game, although looking at the final image it reminds me a lot more of something out of star wars!
Also i didn't use a standard landscape composition, i composed it as if it was a rap-around for a book cover as im quite interested in trying have a portrait image within a landscape that doesn't look forced.
Have pretty much finished it now but not entirely happy, think something is missing so any feedback would be great!
Produced using painter then photoshop.