Coming from my previous MTG tributes I figured this is only a slightly more complex piece. I was enthralled by it and only realised my folly when I already committed to it. I quickly gave up on limiting my color count and questioned the idea of capturing this artwork in a medium that clearly does not lend itself to the motive.
75h and a lot of eye strain later I learned a lot about color gradients and contrast and I am happy and proud to have finished this piece.
Canvas Size: 380 x 290 (exported 2x)
Here’s a gif of the progress, although beware that the format does not support so many colors so halfway there the colors break. I could not figure out a way to gif it without this issue.