The Calling - Atomhawk Contest: Adventure Begins - Shortlisted

Final Image

Final Image

Sketch Page

Sketch Page

Thanks!

Thanks!

This is the image I made for the Atomhawk - Adventure Begins challenge of 2020. It ended up being shortlisted, so it was in the top 75 pre-selected images out of 504 total entries. Congratulations to all who participated. I did this image entirely in Photoshop, sketching various compositions and themes, and selecting the one that was most appealing to me, bashing a ton of images and finishing with color and lighting processes. I wanted to have a completely female scene as well, representing female pulsions I admire; Foresight, courage, love, and strength. I wanted to challenge myself to have more characters on the scene and having a more complex image than usual. I like the end result! I usually enjoy simpler images though. I'll try next year again!

I like the idea of recognizing that real adventures are thrust upon each of us, not chosen. I believe most of us initially rescind the adventures we end up embarking upon. It is a violent process, full of fear of change and the destruction of our past selves. But it is a necessary process. It is the only process.