About the same idea as the last prop study -- look up a reference photo with minimal background and do a quick paint in less than an hour. Really liking how the paint mixing is happening digitally now. I have been digital for less than five years, and did not attempt painting in the first couple of years. Lately I just want to improve everything, so I got myself back to the basics for some personal studies. It's weirdly enjoyable!
I'm always working on characters, costumes, armors, and environments ... so I decided it'd be fun and a good study to start doing quick paints of objects. In the long run, it will only make my work with environments (especially interiors) a lot stronger.
Five hours in on my current environment concept art. First time painting snow ... or maybe the second, but these things have certainly gotten better over the past year! I took out the bridge. It was kind of terrible and I could not get it to work, nor did I want it to take away from the castle itself.
This is done in the way I learned game concept art, but I am doing this for an area that will show up later in my comic. I figured it was a good idea to do pieces for the different cities or areas!