Here is the first piece, still in progress, of that personal project I mentioned the other day.
I figured it was about time I made an art book, I've always wanted to and I think I'm happy enough with where my painting skills are at to sell a full book of my work. I thought a while about the book, and decided I didn't want a collection of random paintings, I wanted it themed somehow so all of the art would be united. I really love how Imaginism Studios uses themes for their art books and I decided to imitate that and do a book with a Forest theme.
The Forest suits my project quite well, it's vague enough for me to paint almost anything, but have anything I paint - be it landscapes, creatures, or characters - still fit into the theme. Everything from the familiar groves and backwoods I grew up around to fantastical wooded lands only existing currently in my imagination, and their inhabitants and histories. Yes, that gives me a wonderful excuse to paint many an elf and pixie, but also an opportunity to work on my landscaping and creature painting. Many of the paintings will be accompanied by stories of some form as well, which I'll probably hide until the book is released, along with a good deal of the art. :)