I think it's amazing how much your landscapes, as well as your artworks overall, have improved. What appeals to me most of all is how you've presented something so mysterious. The scenery invites contemplation. More importantly, it feels it has a story of its own, just waiting to burst out.
I love the detail you've put into this. The symbol at the upper right is well done - but what draws my attention most of all are the lines etched into the mountainside. They remind me a bit of crop circles. I'm wondering what they mean, who put them there, and why. This is a great illustration - it invites me to want to know more about the story / game / film / whichever the project is.
I feel the technical aspects are also done very well. The lines follow the form of the rocks almost perfectly, conforming to the shading and cracks. I'm still trying to get the hang of rocks myself. You seem to have a good grasp of them. I really like your textures and trees.
The only confusing part I run into is the way the shadows are set up. I can't quite tell at which direction the light is coming from - or how high the sun is. The shadows at the lower left seem very dark, which says to me the sun is a bit low. However the right rock walls have fewer shadows, suggesting to me a higher light source. This could just be me. Light and shadows are something I'm still working on myself. I do get a good sense of depth in this piece, so even if I am correct about the lighting, I wouldn't say it detracts from the atmosphere or mood.
The only suggestion I have is to maybe show a little more sky. The peak is almost touching the top of the image - not quite a tangency but pretty close. More breathing room might enhance the expansive feel of the scene. Just a small detail though. Overall this looks great!
Thank you! It's based a bit off of the Pacific Northwest, so that may come pretty close.
Oh no, I was a little worried about the tangency, but hoped that the blank space would be enough. Thank you for being a second pair of eyes on that! I'll try to keep things away from the edges in the future. (And it would enhance the expansive feel, I didn't even think of that! Thanks!)
This is soo beautiful. I really should get around to doing some landscapes, eventually. They are great practice in drawing, coloring, and patience, which I sorely need. Seeing this series of Wolfsong drawings, I can't wait until I get the chance to play it!