Entering the Spiders' Lair

in hive-156509 •  9 days ago 

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Hi guys! So my Speedpaints project has evolved into something new. Drawing completely random unrelated themes was fun for a while, but I want something more out of the project.

You can see the full sized image and details here:
https://knownorigin.io/edition/197000
There you can also read a bit of the story.

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This is another continuation of the Forest Dungeon artwork. I'm slowly but surely figuring out the story and more about the main character. I want it to be about adventure and self discovery. There certainly needs to be some conflict, even though I personally prefer to run away from conflict (maybe I should include that in the story). For now I'm going with the inspiration, since I love where it has taken me. The next few drawings from this series area already some of my favorites ;)

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The inspiration for the drawing was the "black and blue" daily spitpaint theme. It's a fb group that provides daily themes and the time limit is 30min. This drawing in the end took me more than 30min, the last image in the post is the 30min mark. I initially started drawing a cave, but I didn't want to repeat the crystal cave that I drew recently.

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I considered adding some monument or a totem like statue, but the values and contrast wasn't working out as I liked. However, I ended up drawing a big stone rune in one of the following paintings, inspired by this idea.

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Spiderwebs are incredibly fascinating, especially their shapes. I initially started with a cliché web shape, but it feel natural enough and it didn't fit my style in general.

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I scrapped the web and started again, this time inspired by sort of scrapes you see some artists do in oil paints. I always found those so fascinating, revealing the colors underneath. Last but not least I added some warmth in the scene, the sunlight shining into the cave. This also provided a perfect backdrop for the character's silhouette. I love how mysterious she looks and I'll probably keep it that way for some time in the other paintings.

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Dragon Head winner: @cesarisaad
https://peakd.com/hive-156509/@kristyglas/collectable-dragon-heads-nft-showroom-o-o

Also a few days ago I got accepted on Makersplace :D Not sure what I want to post there yet, either my mixed media watercolors, like cherry blossoms, maybe the zodiac dragons or even my pixelart. I'd like to keep each portfolio consistent and separate, since I do so many styles, it's weird to share them all together. I've considered just tokenizing mostly on Knownorigin out of convenience and since I already sold some art (but not pixelart). For now I'm tokenizing more cheap and small art on NFT showroom as that's in high demand, maybe later my more expensive art would sell too. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Making decisions like this just stresses me out unnecessarily, so I just end up procrastinating xD

Previous art in this series

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Forest Dungeon

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Resting in the Jungle

A many more coming soon (4 more are already painted), but I need to mint them and write out the posts.

Thank you for checking out my post ^_^

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Manually curated by brumest from the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thank you :D

It's kind of scary but a very cool artwork! Well done!

Thank you :D Glad it looks scary as that was the goal xD

Exelente trabajo, de maravillas, gracias por compartir, te voto y te sigo.

Thank you very much :D

I'm really loving your work keep it up 👍🏾

How long have you been creating art like this

Thank you :D I started speedpaints this May, my art before was quite different :)

Hermosa pintura, buenos colores, gracias por compartir, te sigo y te dejo mi voto.

Thank you :)

That's a very cavey looking colour scheme XD

And very brave going into a place that spider webby, I'd be noping the hell out of there on sight unless I absolutely had to go in (and if it was to rescue someone well I better like them very much and even so I'll be cursing them for being captured by a spider all the way through XD).

even so I'll be cursing them for being captured by a spider
😂😂😂😂 Definitely!!!

I've gone through a bunch of spiderwebs on a few occasions and it's definitely chilling, lots of jumping and hoping I don't feel any creepy crawlies 😂

Walk into spider web, instantly turn into a ninja XD

Those speedpaints were epic man:)I do not know how to make one because I am still a pioneering digi artist. Anyway, I will stay tune to more of your works so I can learn from you:)

Thank you :D I recommend taking it slow, if I need more time I don't rush. :)

I like this one! Very nice!

Thank you :D

My pleasure!

It is a very gloomy cool art.
I imagine the character entering the stone cave, and at that moment, the bats come out, he tries to cover himself with the cloak, prepared with the sword for any attack, and suddenly the huge and terrifying spiders come out. And it goes into action.
Very good, very good.