While growing up I was brought up on a lot of fairy tales and fantasy that sparked my imagination. I read a lot of books as a kid concerning unicorns and dragons, adventures and mystery; and I wanted to paint something that reminded me of those stories. So, this is what I came up with in the end, my fantasy wood scene.
Normally I use a few layers to make sure I can rearrange characters, for example, without having to repaint the whole area but for this I ended up painting it all on one layer. I have no idea why...I must have been caught in the moment!