This class was really fun and interesting, and it made me want to make my own mystical tree in a cave area of sorts.
So I started out with a very quick, very rough thumbnail of what I wanted to do:
Here's the sketch I made afterwards that's a bit more clean:
I wish I could show the steps I took to colour it, but I wanted to try and paint it on the same layer just because I haven't done that a lot before. I did want to maybe add some effects to the forground, so I moved that to it's own layer. I didn't try out any textures. I had just gotten a new brush and was very excited to see what I could do with it, and I really like it!
I was thinking about adding some extra elements, like a treasure chest hidden behind the crystals at the bottom of the tree, or something like that, but I was a bit anxious about messing up what I had already drawn.