My reference for this was a picture I took at my grandpa's lake property a couple of months ago. He recently passed away and it's been a rough few weeks. I've been meaning to draw something for him for awhile but honestly it's just been to hard. Until I get to it, here's a little something
. He owned a fairly large property right on a lake; it is absolutely beautiful and one of my favourite places in the world. I don't really know what's going to happen to that place now.=20
He was an amazing artist; I hope to one day be half as good as he was. Manu people have walked into his house and mistaked his oil-paintings for pictures. His whole family were talented artists and their various paintings adorn the walls in his home.=20
Anyway- the night I took this photo was a particularly lovely one. As usual we were all out at the point, sitting around the fire and watching the sunset. The picture honestly takes my breath away. It was so beautiful. The way the clouds were in the sky caused it to literally be dark on one side of the setting sun and light on the other. It was amazing.=20
(The tree on the edge there was almost chopped down by the local beaver and is partially destroyed now)
I know I'm not particularly good at realism, but I like the way this turned out quite a lot.