This mural scaled at about 4.5 feet wide by 3 feet high. This was done completely in marker and ink. 
I'm starting my progress shots with the halfway point. As I worked on the sky and elements I started very light and buildt up the color in very thin layers or marker. I worked very thin so the marker would look transparent.
Here is an early look in progress of the mural as the water and forest begins to become developed. At this stage layers and layers of blues, greys and greens are building over the forest.
I decide to push the wave style out further out and step away from the flat sky. I like my initial dark marker move on the wave on the right in the sky and it marks the beginning of how I'm going to expand the sky motion.
I began to feel out the rhythm of the sky with waves and flow. I sketched it out very lightly with light blue ink before going in darker. I didn't go crazy lending at this point.
I wrap up the sky with a lot of dark blues to tighten the swirls and clouds. This makes it easier to blend everything out.
Once I became happier with the form of the waves I began to blend medium and lighter shades of blue to push back the sky and help push the tree forward. Also began defining the mountains more.
Towards the end I bring warmer tones of yellow and red to warm up the forest on the bottom.
Enchanted lake
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Enchanted lake

An ink mural of an enchanted forest and lake filled with magical creatures and little ink details.
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