Tempestarii are mythological beings which modify weather, weather-makers to sum it up.
I had this image in mind the day before yesterday and absolutely had to paint it, I don't know why.
The winged fish are meant to symbolize both air (wind) and water (rain) while the blue God with red hair also symbolizes water and fire (lightning). I added him horns as these are quite common on pagan deities (and I must admit I love to paint ram horns, these are quite fun to do).
I wanted to paint something a bit similar to my "Nimue" painting, both abstract and realistic in some parts. This has been one of the paintings I had the most fun to create.
I hope you will like it aswell :)
Wacom Intuos 4A4
6 or 7 hours
no reference used for the Tempestari (except for my hand with a very crappy Photobooth shot)
I also googled some images of Betta Splendens fish but didn't really look at them and the winged fish ended looking quite different.
Comments and critiques are very welcome, thanks a lot for viewing !
Here is an animated WIP :