*UPDATE* Sort of repurposing this as a WIP thread...converting previous composition images to links... Updates are at bottom*/UPDATE*
Hey folks. Working on some illos for an RPG for a friend of mine. Pretty much open subject, so here's the first I"m doing, a full page fantasy type piece based off of a fairly loose sketch. Right now I'm just trying to figure out the values and get some of the background working to help the composition.
Ignore the rendering and quick shadows thrown down, but please do comment on the value choices and how I can make the larger areas of value better balanced. I'm also open to suggestions on how to use the background (in particular the sky and any additional foreground elements) to balance the composition of the rider and beast.
Here's the current sort of value blobbing:
Here's a composition/value group I was playing with before (with the sketch turned on). I noticed I was starting with too many blacks/whites so I tried to cut those back in the version above to give me more room to punch things out later. I also eliminated the crappy tangent with the lance you can see in this version.
Thanks for looking folks.