Like Bezzle Schmearzgratz, I looked to my kids for the idea for this goblin painting. This time my son suggested a goblin tripping over a rock and dropping a big stack of stuff as he fell. As you can see in the WIP shot I put up on Google+, that was the original direction that the painting was taking. I wasn’t very happy with the way that the stuff the goblin was carrying was turning out. It didn’t look like it was flying through the air and was very blocky looking. It wasn’t until after I used the black paint to finish up the rock he was tripping over that I made my decision to abandon the flying stuff.
I went ahead and created more grassy stuff on the other side of the shot and converted the round shield like thing he was carrying into a setting sun. It is still a little confusing, but over all I am much happier with him this way.