I am glad it is that time of year again. Last year I learned so much, and I know that my experience will only grow larger with the completion of this new project.
The entire premise for this project is to let the image speak for itself. There are several main elements to the piece that I have mapped out in my head, but I haven’t quite grounded them yet. As a result, they didn’t make it to the concept sketch. Among them is the idea of having a large planet filling the horizon. In any case, attached is the concept: a small girl gazing out onto a broad expanse of fog that ends at the foot of a large mountain/volcano. I am unsure whether or not to have her holding a scroll, or to keep the red umbrella.
A side note: for this concept sketch I did everything except the girl, which is a piece I obtained from deviantart.com after searching for a girl holding an umbrella. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this work, and instead of using it for reference I decided to simply implement the actual image into the sketch itself.