Biggest work I've done, by far, and made solely for a portfolio. About 35 hours of time used, many long nights and lots of sitting muscles trained, and I got it done. ;U; In time even.
So we're having this big school project and task is to create online portfolio. And I'm not talking of any regular schoolwork, it's this special kind, and of course I couldn't find the english word for it. Tasks that are part of vocational schools. So it can't be just something slammed together, it is to test our skills. As I am, I wanted to make as good as I could, and to showcase my art what would be better than a video? Problem was, my speedpaints were so old, definitely not gonna use them. Only option left was then to make a new one.
How much work can one create to themselves...?
Well I accepted the challenge, I had the idea ready in my head, an epic idea inspired by Nightwish. But I also knew the idea needed a lot of work and time, and time was short with this project. But I loved to work on the image and that's why I got it done actually kinda quickly. It was a fun experience, I tried many new things and learned a lot. Even if this isn't the main focus of my portfolio, but because of this I've learned so much during this project.
Here's a link to the speedpaint
I leave the interpretation of the image for you, but as a curious humanbeing I'd love to hear how you see this image, even I the creator of the image have many stories for the work. So leave a comment below.
Something I still have to clear out, the wings 'create' the space, see the blackness between the wings?
You'd think creating planets is hard, but actually it's kinda simple. Few good tectures, spherize, some effects and voila!
Here are the planet's textures earth texture Planetary Texture Planet Texture 04
And moon's: Texture Pack 17 Planet Texture
The dragon has texture from that same Texture pack 17
Shiny stars and lights: Stars And Galaxy Stars Brushes Photoshop
The space was created with the help of this tutorial
Reference for the drop
Inspiration song was Shudder before the beautiful by Nightwish
Art (c) Dreikaz