It's time to christen a new sketchbook, this time with a composition sketch for Alan's second image. I want a nice, impressive wooded scene for the characters to walk though. The reference image had lots of heavy moss and foliage which made the image beautiful, but rather dark. I thought maybe toning the hanging moss level down would allow a bit more sunlight to illuminate the scene. I mostly wanted a variation of the large, twisted tree trunk that was in the reference photos. I love unusually shaped trees.
The characters are sketched in ballpoint pen because they were getting a little lost in the pencil lines. I'm thinking lots of soft greens and warm browns with subtle yellow highlights would be nice.
"Light is a thing that cannot be reproduced, but must be represented by something else - by color."
-- Paul Cezanne