I decided I wanted to paint some kind of wood or forest, so I started with my first thumbnail sketch:
It's very rough and quite messy, but it helped me to visualize the main elements I wanted to include in the final piece and the light source, so I jumped straight to the final painting.
For the "out of place" element of the piece, I went with giant cats in a forest, as I wanted to include some sort of magical or mysterious creature to the landscape.
And here it is :)
The photo textures helped me on detailing the foliage on the foreground and the rocky platform on the left side
This was my first time painting a concept landscape, so any feedback is welcome! :)