For today's paintover, We'll be looking at the work of Mirko Failoni
Mirko's in class study shows an adventurer in a mountainous landscape.
While the space and tone are reading pretty good, I think we can push things a bit, but more importantly, I want to see if we can push the details a bit to imply a bit more narrative.
More after the page break!
Starting with the far background elements, I'm going to start by bringing a bit more contrast in by lighting the sky and drawing out a bit of detail on the castle.
Moving on to the middle ground, I'm going to expand on the idea of the waterfall, both as a visual element that will contrast with the main figure better, and also as a narrative element to help tell the story of the character- by putting something more visible in between him and his destination, we're going to show that he has a tough journey ahead of him
Finally for the foreground I want to inject a bit of color to contrast with the stark greyish mountains. From a narrative point of view, it also communicates that perhaps the character is at a threshhold between the normal world and this new evil wastland which he must cross.
Paintover time: 1-2 hours
Feel free to ask any questions!