Well, I still felt like painting a new version of one of my old drawings from 2012 today (I think I might make a couple more of these new versions of old pictures, since they’re pretty fun to make and I’m also feeling a bit uninspired at the moment too). As usual, I’ll provide the old version of this picture for comparison.
And, as usual, both of these pictures are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.
Although “Midnight Flood (II)” turned out fairly ok, it didn’t really end up being as impressive as I hoped it would be (and nowhere near as gloomy as the original drawing was).
Not only that, I had to do a fair amount of digital editing to this picture after I scanned it too.
Well, this is the original “Midnight Flood” and here’s the original description from it’s DeviantART page, which explains how I came up with the idea for this drawing:
“Wow, I’m seriously proud of this drawing 🙂 However, the story behind how it came into being is longer and stranger than usual…..
Originally, this was going to be an “Ashes to Ashes”-style 1980s office drawing, and then a drawing of the same character hiking through a forest but I abandoned these idea pretty soon after I started sketching them.
Then I decided to do a rather ordinary drawing of a woman sitting on the edge of a wall [presumably overlooking a forest and/or a rural mediterrenean town], but after I’d started drawing this – it looked kind of ordinary and dull, so I decided to make everything look a lot more gothic. My plan then was to have the character sitting on the edge of a tall castle looking down at some rather gothic scenery.
But this just somehow didn’t fit with the drawing and, for some wierd reason, I thought that it also looked like she was in danger of falling of the edge of the castle. By now, I had already drawn some of the towers in the background – so I thought it’d be a lot more interesting and less gloomy to make the tower the only dry land in a flooded city.
Originally ,this was going to be drawn in a totally “serious” and “dramatic” fashion. But like with the random thought about the character falling off of the wall, I suddenly spontaneously thought that the flooded city looked like a giant bathtub [I don’t know, my imagination went in all sorts of strange directions with this drawing. It also explains the random rubber duck too LOL!!!] and then the drawing went in a much more surreal and fantasy/fairytale-like direction.”