Ah, it feels good to say this, finally: my entry to the FOURTH round of MELO!
Category: The Unknown lands of Umbar
The entry of my formidable opponent.
Well, all I knew about Umbar was what I googled, apparently a civilization off Gondor (I believe; no time now to look it up), that is famous/infamous for living off the coast. So, thus, here is a large scale ship, some beautiful waters..., and a desert-type landscape. Since the category was to tell about Umbar and depict where they dwelt, I showed their typical conduct, using sea vessel.
Anyway, enough rambling.
Not too happy with how the ship, and especially sails, turned out, but I'm happy to have finished! Best of luck to my opponent!
- God Bless!
All works together like a painted picture! And you have a talent to arrange colors!! Love the impression of the changing water depth and the transparency. Very harmonic MOC, even the ship is not a big strike... ;)