"The Forest Mother" is a story concept focused on a forest spirit waking up from a deep slumber. She fell asleep in order to seal off and sustain the environment connected to her, as it was dying due to human tampering. now she has awakened centuries later and wants to see how much the world has changed since her hibernation.
First I started with an initial, rough sketch followed by the line art. Then I completed the flat colors as well as the shading and highlights. Next, I added in gradients over the colors to give it a better mixture of depth and value. i also completed glow effects and textures. for the final piece, I played with different saturations and color compositions to really make this conceptual illustration pop.