Hey everyone! I hope you guys have watched Dragon's Blood because it. is. good. I was really interested in the lore of Dota from the get-go but I wasn't really sure where to read them and all that and honestly, I don't like reading very much >u<
When I found out about the series on Netflix, I got gigiddy!!! My friends and I love Dota 2 and when it came out we just had to watch it together. Discord streaming is key ♥
I like trying out new stuff... And the new stuff this time are vertical pieces and backgrounds! I haven't done a lot of pieces that are mainly landscapes so as I was watching Dragon's Blood and had the idea for this painting, I was actually really excited to try. Getting excited about an idea tends to be something that could either make me perform really well or pretty badly x_x Because getting excited over an idea might make me more creative than usual or well, might get me disappointed that I could not execute the idea. For this, I was honestly hoping for more.
I had just made what I consider one of my best works recently and, compared to that one, this one felt lacking. I'm still generally pleased with how this one turned out but I feel like I could've done more >u< I feel like it's the feeling of inadequacies that pushes us to be better but if I let it eat me up I'll be stumped. So, I won't :> Might not be exactly what I had in mind but I worked hard for it and people I care about think it looks nice! I think it looks nice :>
The idea behind this was Mirana's in-game skill called Starfall or Starstorm. Funnily enough, when Mirana used this skill in the film, my friend and I, sharing a single brain cell, both yelled out 'STARFALL!' Yes, my friends are very nerdy and I love them a lot. I really liked it when it happened in the film that I wanted to draw Mirana facing the two moons immediately. Took a paper and a pencil and sketched a very lousy and hardly recognizable sketch just so that image doesn't leave my mind (because we weren't done watching).
Worked on this in one sitting so I don't really have WIPs ;-; Took me all day to finish, worth it.
That's about it!
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