Amazing work. I especially like the contrast here. At first you see the bright happy little mushroom house and think that everything is ok and that nothing is bad is going to happen. However, on closer inspection, one finds a dark looming castle nesteled among forboding mountains and one things again, "well..."
Thank you. Sadly the concept of a wizard's cottage in an 'enchanted' forest with the 'kingdom off in the distance' were all parts of the assignment's requirements. I just choose to make trees the fungus, the shrooms the trees and so forth. For some reason I couldn't live without access to the online world so I gave my wizard a techno-kick to him/her/it.
I love the dreamlike quality of this picture! I imagine it's early morning, just after dawn, with the fog lifting. I don't see any smoke in the chimney so I take it the wizard's still asleep. It looks so peaceful....
And 'tis natural for the wizard to have a satellite dish. Crystal gazing is SO last millennium. ^^
awh.... i love it. I :herat: how the musrooms are actuially rooms. he he he. good use of color too. and the one in front of the house looks like a puppyshroom just lying there and looking out at you like "what's up i've got tenticles comin out of my ear so don't mess withthis house." he he he.
Living in the castle are the small green men from Mars.
You see after all the water was used up and transported to Earth by the Martian politicians, and Cydrian became a barren waste with just some erroding pyrimids, city and giant face temple they left for their vacation planet beyond Pluto named ShroomWorld X. There they errected a lovely kingdom with all the water they need... the politicians were left to roast and die on Mars - their bodies found and and put into top secret labs by the Earth governments thousands of years later.
I did make it a print ^^. I'm just waiting for it to be accepted. I wanted to go back in with the paint but I lost the orgional painting so digital was the only way I could go back into the work to add in more depth and the fog ><.