speedpaint (an attempted one, lol), ~1.5 hrs. From spyro 3, which I've just restarted for the.. third time? Playing your favourite games every few years is a good way to stay young. I've never managed to retain a pokemon game in my life, so my playstation ones are all I really have left.It's a beautiful universe
the artists created, even with the limitations of their platform. I don't think any game ever quite rivalled that feeling of whimsy
from the original trilogy. Of course I'm not one who's kept up with kid's games these days. Anyway, the 'spires are my favourite level of all time. I wanted to do it justice but fell pretty short due to my aversion to bright colours; a powerful lesson, I suppose.
I'm one of those people who struggles with environments and painting, so any inspiration to practice should be leapt upon with haste. I was doing alright at the blocking-in stage and then the colour values kind of tumbled down at some point, lmao. Next I'm hoping to try the method where one begins with greyscale, then lays colours over the top. That way the image should end up easier to read. This is all in one layer though, which was also a really good exercise for me.
These holidays one of the many things I wanted to do was buckle down on watercolours; the extent I ended up using them was to paint up some doodles, and that has a lot to do with simply being scared. Pulling off something like this, though - it's not great, but I wouldn't have thought I could do anything close - does a lot to boost my morale. I'm hoping I'll retain the encouragement to continue with things that are new.