This painting ate my life for nearly a week. I originally wanted to do a phoenix-fire theme, and Valance volunteered for the part, but it turned into a sunset along the way (which I like better). It gave me a chance to practice with water and backlighting, two things I've had endless trouble with in the past. The result came out surprisingly well, though Valance doesn't deserve the attention. *whaps him* I'm hoping this doesn't show up too dark for most monitors.
You can see the original pencil piece here: [link]
You can learn more about Valance and the "Not All Kings Wear Gold"
storyline here: [link]
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