I am always interested in seeing what the last piece is that I squeeze out before the year end!
This time it is an atmospheric piece-- of of my favorite things to paint, done on commission for Chelsea Howe of one of her fantasy critters. The scene and colors were pulled out of my head, while I referenced character sheets to try and make sure her character was painted true to its nature. It has the features of a winged polar bear / dragon and has horns like a ram.
"Mountainrise" - Digitally painted using Corel Painter
(Oil pastel, real bristle, and pastel tools used)
Here's a detail of the beastie:
And a Work In Progress from a few days ago. You can see where I have the clouds well built, and was just starting to block in the mountain:
Happy New Year, everyone!