The Forgotten Sanctuary
This is one of my side projects that I wanted to make for some time. I've finished it over the weekend in my free time. I was inspired by a concept art made by Graham Kelly and wanted to use it as a baseline. My goal was to give a sense of lifelessness and solitude. Concept: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/A0xgX
I really wanted to blend outside light with confined lighting; because I knew that I wasn't good with lighting exterior scenes. So I forced myself to create scene in which I'd have to work extensively on exterior lighting as well as interior parts. Thus I would have to combine what I know for both disciplines.
Another thing is that I really like scenes with contrast. Not only in terms of post-process. This scene, for instance, has areas that are bright and colorful; and areas that are dark and shadowy right next to each other.