Calisto: Thanks a lot. I’m giving my best.
Kid: Hey, merci! I love compliments. Don’t stop with it(smile)!
Vaidas_B: Lithuania rocks! Wanna go there sometime.
Nards26: I saw some of your works already . Inspiring, mate.
Cyberone: Yeah, i know what you mean. But i like this look of National Geographics from 70’s, so i’ll stick to that. Thanks anyway.
BaronImpossible & FightingCalliope & Beelow & Enialadam & Koekebakker & Elgrozni:Thanks for feedback, folks. I get your point. The flat scape was my main consideration before i even began sketching this image. I knew it could appear a bit boring. Finally, most of the images posted on CGS are fantasy-based, so my idea could get kind of flat, compared to all the dragons, aliens, explosions and stuff that is to find in these forums. Not that i don’t like those things, i actually love them. If you check my CG Portfolio, you’ll see it’s full of it.
But i have this thing for snow and frost. Since i was a kid.
I used to skip the school sometimes and go to snow-covered mountains around Sarajewo. And i walked. For hours. Just listening the whispers of the wind that blew over trees and fields.
I loved being completely alone, breathing that sharp frosty air and walk for hours without a certain point to go to.
This fascination is still inside of me. No matter how hard and boring a winter can get, i’m probably the only one around who really enjoys it.
So, looking back at my early days, this image of a bear reflects something very personal, very deep in me. It’s the warmest memory of my beloved home that i left as war in Bosnia started. And the bear is probably mirror of myself: just as he starts his journey into uncertainty, so did i left my snowy scapes leaving everything behind me and heading into a unknown future.
Despite the fact that i was obviously a weird kid, i really want to stick to this first idea. I will use an iceberg or something but it’ll stay a long journey over cold, frozen scape.
I know, all of us here are people of great spirit. That’s why i trust you this image.
Best regards and big respect
Khan alias Chupacabra
My Journey Begins