stolen piece of splendor
This piece was conceived from doodling and daydreaming. I first came up with the giant cloud mage lady and the rest, sky pirates and floating islands, just seemed fitting to me. I can't say what exactly inspired this piece as I didn't directly reference anything for it. Deep down I was probably somewhat inspired by Treasurer Planet and aspects of the Super Mario video games. The story this piece is meant to tell is that these sky pirates stole a small yet precious piece of some sort of magical crystal from the giant cloud mage (held by the pirate captain closest to the foreground). The sky mage's staff also has this same crystal material at the end of it and giant masses of the crystal can be seen orbiting and spiraling around her body.