More from my Magic: The Gathering project.
This is obviously the swamp. It was hard to find a decent 'look' for the swamp, as many of the previous swamp illustrations were simply 'evil'-looking forests with water around the trees. I specifically wanted to avoid using trees, as I wanted to completely avoid any potential confusion as to what type of landscape it was. I also wanted to paint something more visually interesting than a featureless wasteland, so I hit upon the dead-looking tree-stump corpses, which also fit well with the death and decay theme of swamp units.
This is probably my favourite of the five paintings I did, although I was unable to do any kind of digital enhancement for web as it ruined the dusky, post-sunset/pre-sunrise atmosphere that's integral to the image.
Acrylic on paper, A3 (42 x 29.7cm, 16.5 x 11.7")