So today I thought I would post a video of The Yurei and the Warrior Tree.
I use Procreate on the iPad for most of my digital work and it has a wonderful little feature were it will record all of my pen strokes and I can share the whole process as a video (I also do some tweaking on iMovie).
This illustration was really fun to make but it sure was difficult. I spent the most energy on the tree bark, and at one point I got so tired with the whole illustration that I just said 'screw it' and used the sunflower design from another piece I had completed prior. I am happy with how it turned out though! :-)
In a field of sunflowers sits a barren tree. It is believed that whosoever chops down this tree will be granted eternal power and success in all of their lifetimes. This tree, however, is guarded by a fierce and powerful spirit that must first be vanquished. Many warriors have tried and failed to conquer the specter. Their swords remain embedded in the trunk and roots of the tree while their spirits are bound to serve and protect the Yurei, and the tree, should she demand it.