I've always found the idea of a desert oasis appealing. The concept of a nourishing pool of life-giving water located right in the middle of a nigh unlivable environment of scorching sand is a juxtaposition that I like a lot.
Ahh this is an excellent piece! I love the technique you used to color it, it makes the rocks look really textured and the water so refreshing~ <3
I know this is going to sound like a weird question, but would you possibly allow me to use this image as a non-profit website banner? I'd be sure to credit you, and even have a link back to this page if you wanted!
I would not consider either the movie Avatar or the cartoon series Avatar a big influence on my work, no. But I do love the cartoon series very much. And I have yet to see the movie (blasphemy, I know, sorry).
lol, lucky you. I, of course, was utterly fooled. The acting was terrible and the story progressed way too fast. I mean, I understand they were trying to fit 20 episodes of a season into one two-hour movie, but still -_- Although, the scene where Zhao dies was pretty cool.
This is lovely! It has a really nice calm and peaceful atmosphere about it I do like other people's suggestions of maybe adding a few fish or birds in there as well, as (in my opinion) it would add a little more life to the scene. However, I do think it works very well just as it is
I thought of putting in a waterfall, but I had put in a couple waterfalls for another painting I had done, called Seafoam Sanctuary. Since both of these areas take place in the same world, and are relatively close to each other, I thought it would be better not to have waterfalls in both areas, for variety sake. I don't mind repeating elements like palm trees, though, because it makes sense for them to be everywhere when it comes to desert/tropical areas. This sentiment is definitely subject to change, though.
As for animals, I'm not sure what I want the animals in this world to look like yet. Maybe they'll look similar to the creatures we have here on present-day Earth, or maybe they'll deviate a lot in appearance. I'm developing the world slowly but surely, so I'll eventually get around to conceptualizing the creatures.
So its not of this earth? if so, then maybe you should try to design your own trees and vegetables? if thats too much, how about just something glimmering under the water surface then indicating on fishes or something?
Yeah for sure, I want to create different types of plants and trees in the future. Though, it's not an alien planet or anything, think of it more like a fantasy world where there are just as many things that are similar to Earth as we know it as there are things that are different.
You've given me a lot of good things to think about, haha. Up to this point I've concentrated mostly on creating the landscapes upon which my creatures and characters will traverse, but not too much of what the denizens of this place will actually look like. Ah well, slowly but surely...