Enchanted Cat Forest

Enchanted Cat Forest - student project

I decided I wanted to paint some kind of wood or forest, so I started with my first thumbnail sketch:

Enchanted Cat Forest - image 1 - student project

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.

Enchanted Cat Forest - image 2 - student project

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! :) 

Henrique Costa
Artist, Illustrator, Cat Person
Teacher