I like adding sneak peeks to my scraps, makes me feel like I'm giving those who care enough to watch them a glimpse at the exciting things I'm enjoying at the moment!
This piece was inspired by a classic fairy tale (which was either bros Grimm or HC Anderson, i forget), about a brother and sister who run away from their witch step mother, and the brother is turned into a faun when he drinks from one of the bewitched streams. The faun then cannot resist the calls of the king's hunt, despite the lament of his sister not to, lest he get killed. It sparked a strong image in my mind as I was reading, and this is the prgress so far. Really want to try and give it the feel of an old master's painting, sticking to a the kind of palette that guys like Bouguereau would have used.
I've looked up a couple of refs for the material creases, and have a number of refs for the faun, but other than that, this is mostly relying on my (limited!) knowledge of how the masters built up form and used color.
Thus far I'm actually pretty pleased with how it's working, so I had to share! Might even consider submitting this to whatever fantasy/digital book is accepting submissions when it's done.