View Full Version : A Work in Progress: King of the Cliff

Marilyn Ann
04-11-2017, 12:44 PM
Changes for the better? I hope so.

Changing some shapes: Were too angular. Erased and redesigned.

Considering the light source: Decision: front lighting.

Strengthening the tree: Messed it up. Taking it out to rework revealed the yellow underpainting. Could this work as a foil for the tree shape? Maybe.

Changing the scale of the foreground trees. Also breaking into the line, bringing some forward. Better.

Here are three stages to look at:


The original, the "erased" stage, the newest attempt.

Where to go now? Your comments are always appreciated.

Donna T
04-12-2017, 05:24 PM
I like the revised version, Marilyn Ann! The slightly softer cliff edges are more natural looking and the new trees give more depth. I also like the bit of underpainting showing behind the tree on top; that's a really interesting effect, kind of like a cloud or a halo.