TJ’s WIP: The Guardians Of The Enchanted Forest.
Well hello there everyone!
Are you all getting back into the swing of things? Or are you still confused because the holidays are over? I’m definitely still confused here. I’ll start 2015 with a colorful staring post. I like to introduce you to the The Guardians of The Enchanted Forest.
Yesterday, a painting that I worked on for quite some time, finally arrived at its new owner. I don’t have a whole lot of work in progress peeks as this painting truly didn’t settle in its final composition until quite late in the process. And even when it was in it’s final stage of painting, things still didn’t go as planned haha. I even messed it up and had to transfer the entire piece on new paper again. But this was a minor setback, my friends.
What I found quite interesting was how different the colors looked on the paper. You may not notice this at all, but I found this funny as I am quite known with the paint and paper that I use. So experiencing this was intriguing and it tells me that surprises are still hidden in the creative process of creating an art piece. Don’t ask me what I did differently though!
Let’s have a stare, shall we? My standard process of sketching, inking, painting and fine-tuning remained the same, so I’ll add something else between the pictures. I wrote a little introduction of the two characters for my friend.
“Once Upon A Time, there was an Enchanted Forest. A forest where tiny flowers covered the air, carrying a melody only to be heard if you listened with your eyes closed.
The soft strands at the bottom of the larger flowers possessed healing properties.
Kiyoshi, the Forest Dragon with the cobalt blue eyes, makes sure that the flowers, trees, plants…all living creatures are healthy and happy. Maiko, the Child of Dance, was Kiyoshi’s best friend.
Her clothes seemed to be made of water. Her ever-changing hair, flowed softly through the air when she walked.
If you were encounter them during your journey, consider yourself blessed. They restore magic when there is none left.” ~ TJ Lubrano
This painting truly was a magical journey and I can’t thank my friend enough for his patience with his piece. It turned out way better than I expected and I’m just very happy it’s in its new home now.
As always, I hope you like to see these peeks! If you have questions, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer them. Also, if you’re pondering to hire me for a project or painting, e-mail as soon as possible at sayhello (at) tjlubrano (dot) com or use the contact form. I’m currently finishing two projects and then I can take on a new batch of magical work.
Have a great week, everyone!