Here is where I currently am on the final Boy + Gator piece. I'm working my way down from top. The treetops and distant background details are done. Tomorrow, I plan on tackling the tree trunks and ground areas.
To brush up on my foliage painting abilities for the illustration, I did a couple of speed paintings, referenced from photos in my personal archive.
This was the view from my window at the last apartment I lived in. Photoshop CS3, 30 minutes.
Photoshop CS3, 50 minutes.
Watch me create the piece on livestream: