This quick painting is a sequel to a previous painting of mine titled "Little House In the Forest". Although both paintings possess the same degree of completion, the second painting took me 3 hours to create, but the previous one took me over 6 hours. This means I'm getting faster. Now, I need to keep practicing.
It's been a long damn time since I did a concept sketch, so it was fun working on this. I started this while I was in class (don't worry, I listen better when I'm sketching), then brought it to a more complete point back at my dorm.
This is the value study of a watercolor painting titled Inside the Castle. This piece depicts a boy who goes by the name "Smarter than a King". He lives in a land where the king has used his power forbid anyone in his kingdom from giving birth to a male child. Despite this rule, "Smarter than a King" happens to survive, and he ends up meeting the king. This illustration illustrates the moment when "Smarter than a King" meets the King for the first time.