Back to fantasy landscapes: The Guidestones
Lately, I have been focused on my Seven Deadly Sins (of Space) project, and, once finished, I felt that I needed to paint a more colorful subject.
Since it´s been quite a long time I painted a proper fantasy landscape, I decided to warm up using a small canvas (24x19cm) just in case I mess it up, and I used some Scotland landscape photos as inspiration for this little project.
A small nice landscape
It´s not the case, it seems! I am quite happy with the final result, especially with the way I have painted the grass.
It is very tempting to try to paint every strand (which, let me tell you, is a recipe for disaster), and I think I manage to found a nice balance between too little and too much detail.
The story of the Guidestones
I like to write a small background story for each of my paintings, so this is the one behind these strange monoliths:
Throughout the Kingdom, it is not uncommon to occasionally encounter a group of mysterious structures known as the Guidestones.
Built eons ago by some now-extinct civilization, these monoliths occasionally seem to glow with a strange bluish light within.
It is said that if a traveler rests in his shadow, he or she may have dreams in which mysterious voices whisper things to him about his own future. It is also said that some have gone mad upon awakening from that reverie…