Going to orgainise this blog a little bit better. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to see my homework Tim McBurnie - Hi Tim!
Had to play catch up on my homework but have finished an image for Week 7 of Create 101.
So the original concept was the idea of a Caprian solider kissing her husband goodbye before heading off to the front line.
Decided it would be a snow setting. This is drawn from a region of Capria I have created called Felharn. It is a northern province of the Empire and is known for it's iron, blacksmiths and is the only region of Capria where it snows. Felharnian's tend to be very robust and make up the majority of the Caprian army.
Checked snow references to put together a palette. Lots of blues through to grey and bright white.
First image looked too stark and thought about the visual hierarchy feedback I received from Tim.
Added a morning light/pale sunrise.
Moved into warmer tones to draw attention to the figures. I think I could have had more red on the figures. I am happy with the splash of red on the axe handle - drawing from the browns in the wood tones.
Need to work on perspective - i.e. the house. I think I could have had more line and composition work in the early stages of my process - so I could end up with a more balanced scene.
Not sure if I should have had an orange tone in the yellow, almost green yellow hues I have for the sunrise.
Happy with the snow textures. Need to work on values.