Final Concept #3 - Swamp

Final Concept Piece #3

Sample of source text used for inspiration in this piece.

Hardly had we started when we came across signs that there were indeed wonders awaiting us. After a few hundred yards of thick forest, containing many trees which were quite unknown to me, but which Summerlee, who was the botanist of the party, recognized as forms of conifera and of cycadaceous plants which have long passed away in the world below, we entered a region where the stream widened out and formed a considerable bog. High reeds of a peculiar type grew thickly before us, which were pronounced to be equisetacea, or mare's-tails, with tree-ferns scattered amongst them, all of them swaying in a brisk wind. Suddenly Lord John, who was walking first, halted with uplifted hand.

'Look at this!' said he. 'By George, this must be the trail of the father of all birds!'

An enormous three-toed track was imprinted in the soft mud before us. The creature, whatever it was, had crossed the swamp and had passed on into the forest. We all stopped to examine that monstrous spoor. If it were indeed a bird -- and what animal could leave such a mark? -- its foot was so much larger than an ostrich's that its height upon the same scale must be enormous. Lord John looked eagerly round him and slipped two cartridges into his elephant-gun.

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matt hyland said...

I really like the way you have created the water,a nd the silhouette of the dinosaw in the mist its really greate :D

tutorphil said...

Evening Leo! A great body of work for Unit 2...


Hi everyone – hope you’re relaxing after your five weeks and crit…

In preparation for your next unit, I thought it might be useful to introduce you all to a couple of third year students, whose projects are very environment-based (in different ways and with different emphases) and who are in the later stages of their respective projects; I’d like you to follow their progress – so introduce yourselves and don’t be shy!

Dave Keefe at
Leanne McGuire at

Veronica Law said...

This is Great stuff Leo!.. i should really update my blog.. which i haven't at all but it is great to see that you're working hard as always and you've improved your photoshop painting skills! keep it up ;)

Leo Tsang said...

Thanks Matt, glad you like. I liked your 2nd piece best with the lake and plateaus, captures a nice evening scene of the Lost World.

Thanks Phil, lot of hard work but loved every bit of it. Will be keeping an eye on the third year projects as they look great!

Hey nice surprise seeing you here! Yup I've been working hard as ever and am happy to see you agree my photoshop paintings are getting better. Yes, you should update your blog! Would love to see your on goings and creative projects :)

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