Anyways, today, I wanted to show you all a Masterpiece I started working on yesterday. My sister got the second Animal Jam book in the series, "The Phantoms' Secret" the other day, and she let me read it! Honestly, despite how short it is, it's a really good book! I figured it'd be really toned-down, considering it's about a kids game, but there are actually things about battles and stuff that I didn't expect! If you haven't read it yet, I definitely recommend it- Christa Roberts is a great author! I'm actually trying to find a way to send her an email or something about how I liked the book so much, XD!
Anyways, once I finished reading it, I thought, "Hey! Why don't I make a Masterpiece of one of the scenes in the book?"
So yesterday, I started on a picture of a scene from Chapter 3! I'll read/type it for you (yes yes, I got the idea from Pinkbunnygirl43), so that this post is a bit longer! XD!
*SPOILER WARNING! If you haven't read this book yet, and you want to read what happens for yourself, DO NOT read anything below this warning in normal-sized text!*
" When Sir Gilbert and Greely rounded the curve, they came to a stop. It was just as Ivan had told them. There, in the middle of the desert, stood a pool of the most brilliant blue water. The surface was as smooth and flat as a mirror. And in the middle of the pool was a blue-gray marble statue of Mira. Her broad round wings were spread wide and her long, elegant neck was curved downward. She was standing on her right foot, her left foot raised slightly. The statue had captured her poise and elegance perfectly.
"The statue. The pool. It is real," Sir Gilbert whispered, the fur on his neck bristling. He and Greely walked to the edge of the water.
"And now, if you'll excuse me, I must be off," Ivan said with a slight bow. "I hope you find what you're looking for." The eagle glided up into the sky. In seconds, he was out of sight.
A warm wind blew through the canyon, ruffling Greely's and Sir Gilbert's fur. They stared at the statue of Mira. Suddenly, the marble began to glow, and the still water of the pool shimmered. Ripples fluttered across the surface. Water began to jet out of a spout in her neck in a high, graceful arc. It appeared that the statue was actually a fountain.
"Look," Sir Gilbert said as a rainbow burst across the brilliant blue sky.
Now Greely was the one who looked like a statue. He stood motionless. Waiting. Watching. Ready.
And then, out of nowhere, came a sound the Alphas had waited forever to hear once more. "Greely, Sir Gilbert, it is so good to see you." Mira's ethereal voice surrounded them. "
- "The Phantoms' Secret", Chapter 3, Pages 32-34
*END OF SPOILER WARNING*
So, I'm going to be drawing Greely and Sir Gilbert finding the pool with the Mira fountain, with Coral Canyons in the background! So far, this is what I've got!
As you can see, I'm doing the background first!
The fact I'm actually DOING a background is a miracle, XD!
I'm pretty proud of it so far! I tried to add some texture with the super-small airbrush, and I think it helped! I'll be working on it more today, tomorrow, and Monday, so if you want to see the updated versions throughout the weekend, I'll be posting them on my blog, The Weekly Jammer News!
So, do you guys like it so far? Any tips on how to make the background even better (although I'm not finished with it yet)? Tell me in the comments below!
As always, jammers, please remember to PARTY HARD, BE KIND, and JAM ON! I'll see you all soon! :)