"Forbidden Lands" is the 23rd video game painting by Mal on MalMakes and is her longest video on her channel to date. It also took the most days to paint. Mal started the painting between 14 Dec and 22 Dec and finished it on 12 Jan 2017, taking about one month in total to complete.
Shadow of the Colossus is a game that Mal played after Stephen introduced it to her. Stephen has also played Shadow of the Colossus on StephenPlays.
Mal said in the video that she found painting the rocks very frustrating and challenging, so she looked up time lapses of other people painting rocks as well as historical paintings to help her.
- Canvas: 18x24 Gessoed in white
- Favorite Brushes: Blick Studio, Liquitex Basic, and Simply Simmons
- Golden Heavy Body Acrylic in: Dioxazine Purple, Jenkins Green, Mars Black, Titanium White, Titan Buff, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Neutral Grey No. 5
- Other: Golden High Flow Acrylic in Carbon Black, Shading Grey (High Flow)
- Specialty Items: Molotow empty marker (filled with Golden High Flow Acrylic in Carbon Black), Chalk Pastel, Palette knife
- Posters and prints of this painting can be purchased here.
- Stephen tweeted about this painting while Mal was still painting it, saying that "Mal has already spent 8 hours on the top corner" of the painting.
- In a vlog, Stephen also considered "Forbidden Lands" to be "her hardest piece and her most time consuming piece, by a large margin", and mentioned that the footage for the painting exceeded 2.5TB in space.