Help with background design/enviroment
So I've got this scene, and it's supposed to be of a dragon in an "clearing" inside the forest. I however can't imagine how the trees/background is supposed to look like. I wanted it to be in a shade with the light on the dragon/clearing. This is kinda reccuring problem with me, I'm gonna go look for photos/paintings to solve this but if you have solutions and suggestions it would be appreciated. Photo quality is bad because of glaring on wet oil.
update, i painted the forest kinda abstract. But i think the composition might have improved.
Hey Antti, The problem you are having is that you didn't plan enough ahead. When doing a painting, illustration or what ever, you need to thumbnail out your idea to create the best compsition you can. for example: why are we looking down on the scene? is it to show the dragons weekness? to see more of the background? to see other smaller animalls around the dragon? do you know why you chose the down shot? Next: if you choose the down shot, did you plan the ground plane perspective? is it a one point, two point, or three point perspective? These are all questions you have to ask. I did a quick sketch to show you how I would have set up this scene. Notice I have a three point perspective grid set up. That way I kinow exactly how and where I am going to put my trees, and the size of the dragon so I can see the environment he is in. I hope this helps you in the future :)
i think some broken woods blocking the light would be cool, and could make sense with the scene. Either way i loved it the painting it's soo beutiful