I know this is very late. I just know about the competition yesterday, time is short and I’ve got an exam coming up… I really hope I can complete this in time. :sad:
The backdrop for this concept is an incomplete underwater photo-manipulation that I did awhile ago. I thought it fits. The first thing I do is try to sketch out the ruins. I find the architecture from the buildings from http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/arcana/1106 very inspiring and helpful, even though the culture might be different.
I was wondering, the current sketch spots a very vibrant blue which is common in my usual fantasy painting and whether I should resort to a darker, more saturated palette instead.