This is a second try at a scene from Hyrulian lore: the Sages seal Gannon within the Sacred Realm. The first try can be found here. For this second try at the scene, I used a thicker stock paper in charcoal black. Trying to invert my concept of the scene to make black the background color was a little mind-bending (I only have two years of high school art class under my belt and years of amateurish stumbling). It's not a great success, but I do feel that I learned a thing or two about working with a black background. In the future, I hope I won't be as fuddled as to forget to block the picture before sallying forth with the pastels.