This is actually my first time ever participate in any art competition or any competition in general.
Personally, to be honest I don't really happy with my own art work yet lol... (I actually never did)
The link above include the progression, change of idea and thumb nails. now look back into it I kind of like my second "sit on the cliff" thumb nail more than this. maybe due to the better composition.
Initially I avoid drawing the painting to be too moody and sad. but I found out I can't bring up the (Isolation mood) with a sunny chac. so I changed the main chac half way.
First idea is to draw a person being isolated in this cave. crying in the corner, But then it will looks more like a kidnap scene than being isolated lol.
second idea is to draw the artist immersed in his/her world, where the brush drips paints and it seeps throughout the cracks and rock colouring the carven into colour place. but again it didn't bring up the "isolation" mood and this idea was scrapped. (I didn't screen shot or save the copy of this thumbnail).
Personally I think the artwork is bit too dark. while the candles are kind of too bright to be candle light.
For some reason all of my Art piece will have a blurred edge no matter how hard the brush is set to be.
Finally I come out with this piece. Where an artist is working alone, in kind of a burnout stage.. Alone in his own secret studio located in an isolated abandoned cave. Isolating himself from others to make art.