OMG! Thank you for the DD! Thank you to everyone for such thoughtful comments and favorites! I am so touched that it has been so well received. I can't respond to everyone, but I want you all to know that I appreciate everything and this really made my day. Thank you so much!
Edit: contest results [link]
EDIT: No, this is not a photo manipulation and no textures were used for the scenes, only the fabric texture on the background and scarf. This was all hand painted. If you click on the download file to the right, you can see the paint strokes and imperfections. I also have WIP's posted in my scraps.
Over 100 layers
20 individual scenes
I am so proud of this piece! My hand and eyes hurt now though >.< I pushed really hard because I was worried I wouldn't be able to finish it in time.
Biggest digital painting I have ever done. Actually, first true digital painting. I've done line art before, but never actually sat down and painted
Journey is a fantastic game by ThatGameCompany. I highly recommend you play it. It is truly beautiful and a one of a kind experience. Don't research it, just do it. You will ruin it for yourself if you look up the details.
There is one more scene that I painted early on that ended up not fitting into my final composition. I will post that as a separate entry later since I spent so much time on it, and it would be shame to not post it.
I streamed video of me painting at least one scene for this. I might post it up later if I get the chance.
EDIT: Companion Piece -->
Originally, I formatted this to fit a 1440 X 900 resolution, But I didn't like how it looked, so I cut a bit off the top and bottom. It would still work well for a wallpaper though