Commission done for the ever awesome Utunu , thank you very much! (all of them as usually found on FA! )
Stealing Utunu's description for the scene here because I'm lazy:
A visit to Smokepaw's village always proves interesting for Utunu. Different lands, different customs, new friends, and new celebrations! Utunu's always willing to join in on the latter, and Smokepaw's tribe seems happy to let him do so. Willingness, however, does not always translate into adeptness, and the hoop dance causes him some difficulty, much to everyone's amusement!
A cameo of Yelth too, since Utunu mockery wouldn't feel the same otherwise. ;)
Now back to my own ramblings!
Was a very tough one this one simply because of it's scale. Anyone who took a look through my gallery likely picked up on my recent preference for a use of one strong lightsource, and pretty much nothing beyond that to be able to play around with the shadows it creates. Well, hot tip here, if you're dealing with a large scale painting it might be advisable to set it into an overcast setting, or in this case an open shadow. Flattens basically everything , but it allows for a much better read of the important shapes. Having all the cast shadows streaking across the characters would've probably made this picture not only even more difficult but also a very busy mess. Pretty happy with how it came out though and a fun idea to illustrate as well i think!
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