Need suggestions on image construction and clarity - input welcome!
Hey everyone! I'm trying to develop a more interesting piece from this drawing and develop some composition and design skills. I am looking for some feedback on a few sketches. The idea is of a swordsman being compelled by a female demon who whispers conspiratorially into his ear. The style I am interested in is what you would see in linoleum or wood block prints - well established shapes and planes with clear edges. I've been watching this fella on YT - Emil Salmins, as he carves big ass drawings onto linoleum and cuts each line out with tiny chisels and gouges. The carving process puts a certain constraint on the rendering style of this kind of work, clear shapes and bold lines. 1 - original drawing I am trying to elaborate upon Last two are pieces by Emil Salmins - https://www.emilssalmins.com/about