I'm so happy I finally found the time/willpower to finish this one. Recently, I've been having a lot of fun painting textures by hand, and it manifested itself in a painting which is (I hope) in the spirit of paintings I love. I wanted to express the seed of the "Rainbow Guard" idea (created by re-reading Game of Thrones in preparation for Dance with Dragons), though this is a markedly different interpretation of the idea!
Anyway, I should...try to draw more than TWO CHARACTERS in one scene?! Sigh! Anyway, now that Bastion is out, I'll hopefully be getting more time to pursue personal work... Sometimes when working on extended projects and being confined to a particular style I find it's easy to accidentally slip into "auto-art" mode where you paint without thinking much about what you're painting, why you're choosing a color, or whether you should place a shadow. Time for me to retrain a lot of skills that have a thick coating of rust! :D
For those of you who got the chance to play Bastion, I hope you enjoyed your time with it! It's coming out for Steam in one week, and the Soundtrack is also out (I'll post some cover art later!). Check it!: