Here's a brand new personal piece. In 'Sand Wizard' I was interested in exploring a desert environment, as it'd been ages since I painted one. The main inspiration came from a number of beautiful long exposure photos I've seen of night skies above deserts. And the idea of for the color scheme was to do a purple/rose background paired with a golden glow.
For our Moroccan wizard boy, I enjoyed trying my hand at some traditional clothing from the culture. The Fennec foxes seemed like a great fit for an added measure of depth and cuteness -I'm especially happy with the light shinning through their ears. Yes, I did take a fantastical license with their purple eye color.
This whole image was an exceptionally quick process for me once the idea struck, taking only a few days of painting to complete from thumbnail to final.
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Below is a quick animation of my process: