4. U’wa - Amazonian Territory
This painting is the one that caused the most trouble, and at the same time, the most difficult to build. It created a lot of trouble, and still even after submitting it into my assessment I felt like this was not really finished.
The Amazonia Tribe plays a big role in my story, it is a society run by women and is categorized by the other nations as savage and uncivilized. The truth is that they have an own culture and different way of living, and this makes them not uncivilized, they are in some terms much more advanced than the other nations.
However, the difficulty of this painting was to crate a landscape, working from Colombian and Egyptian photos that I did 5 years ago. Both environments have a different colour palette and vegetation. To combine both was a bit of a pain.
I really like the early Egyptian constructions and architecture, and I feel that this could fit very well to my fictional Amazonian Culture. I wanted torepresent their strength and braveness.
At some point i could not keep going with the painting and ended up editing it on Photoshop. I added more shadows to the buildings and made them more white, which was my intention in the first pace. There are still a few things that have to be resolved in the near future, but in the meantime, this is what I can show you.