The world of Horizon Zero Dawn is still one of my favourite worlds. While this scenery and setting was painted without any landscape references from the game, not even colour wise, I can still imagine this shot existing somewhere in the world.
This image also feels very much like a print or poster, mostly due to the colour palette. In all honesty, at the time of writing this might be my favourite image I’ve created based on the game.
After having looked at the original drawing for a while, I realized there were things I could do to improve the image, therefore I to tweak it slightly. The original one lacked contrast, and was in general a bit too dark, which in turn meant I worked on improving these points and I’m very pleased with the amends.
Please note: it is not unusual to be very happy with a drawing when you’ve first done it, however, there is nothing wrong with revisiting it later on and fixing issues you didn’t see the first time around.
About 9 months later I decided to create poster version of this image. The image was slightly overhauled as well, with a new colour palette and more added details. So if you like this image I highly recommend you check out the poster as well.