Here are two more pencil studies for the Sapling God project. The first one is a God, hah, Awful mess of an attempt at forced perspective that delivered none of what I wanted and looks like something I would have done when I was twelve. The second one is much closer to what I want but there are several tweaks I can do to bring it to the level I want.
Here is a different direction for the Sapling God concept that I like more than the last one. The thing that is challenging for me and something I need to learn is that I want to convey a feeling of immense size. So I need to depict this scene from a low vantage point and use viewpoints scaling. I want the viewer to feel like this thing is ancient and powerful, really about ready to squash their insignificant selves.
“Be wary one and all of the Sapling God in his hall”.
Well, here is the final version. Lots of flame, smoke, and sparks added along with a little extra height so that I can move the Succubus design higher on the combined image. I really enjoyed working on the fire elements and I am happy with the results I achieved. Look for this painting on my deviantart page.
But a lot of work into the flame and smoke effects to drive the ideas home. Also added a lot more skulls to the pile in the distance. Here and there I think of one more word for the skulls (results of the demons) and names for the demons (initiators). I am really happy with the flames so far, best that I have done but could always be better.