Blog of artist Dean Scheppel

The Gift (Chinese Fantasy Cityscape)


chinese cityscape fantasy tradition style buildings concept artwork painting woman getting gift artwork artist black and white

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I wanted to try a landscape story painting of a subject I haven’t tried yet. I decided to try a city with a heavy Chinese influence in the architecture. The painting took about 8 hours to complete, it was painted in sketchbook pro. I add a lot of little story elements in the picture for the viewer to enjoy, which also helped take the monotony out of painting details and actually makes it enjoyable. Orignally the person on the right was going to be a boy in traditional Chinese outfit, but I changed it to a girl instead. The falcon at first wasn’t glowing nor transparent originally but I found that it blended too much in the buildings so I tried lighting it up and it worked. My love for chiaroscuro has no end.


Author: maugryph

I'm a Artist and Cartoonist

12 thoughts on “The Gift (Chinese Fantasy Cityscape)

  1. I love this ❀ *sigh*

  2. Hey, thanks for liking my Dark Knight cartoon sketch. This piece is great! Part of a larger vision?

  3. Maugryph, what a beautiful illustration! I love the misty corridor β€”Β thanks for sharing. Thanks also for stopping by Travel Oops and liking the Unfortunate Photo! Cheers, Steph

  4. Superior values! Easy to read with seconds! Wow!

  5. I like the atmosphere in this image, very special!


  6. The architecture is amazing!

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