So, for the first time in a while, I'm back to listening to lessons and completing homework assignments.
This is some Term 6 content, it's a bit of "composition and storytelling" and a bit of "color and light" stuff at the same time. One of the things you have to do is to rework an older piece for improved composition.
Here's the old version (seen earlier this year in a post above), a 3 point perspective homework:
And here's the reworked version:
Obviously the first thing I added was a lower part to the picture. Cutting off the scene at the horizon line felt awkward, stiff, and was a poor choice in terms of reading the picture - some people could hardly tell it was a gate! So I think the lower half really shows the fact it is a gate MUCH better.
I wanted to improve the cast shadows and go for better color theory. Here results are a bit mixed - I used a very rough 3D blockout of my scene to get more accurate shadows, but the readability is poor with the contrast and colors I ended up choosing. If you squint, the scene is kind of a mess. I think there is still too much contrast on the faces, but I want to move on so I will not fix it.
Part of the color & light assignment is about drawing the same scene in different light schemes... I'm pretty sure this one is getting a "moonlight" pass, which could be cool. We'll see!