This is where I need your help: I need to choose between these two colorschemes: blueish in the dark parts and yellow in the light, or vice versa? I think the left one of these two images has an interesting atmosphere, as the bright yellow (sun-) light is coming from outside, and the dark parts are blueish. What do you think; which do you like the best?
Further: instead of the original idea of having an octopus ‘play’ with a conductor-marionette, I choosed to hang an astronaut there. Reason one: the original idea would ruin the composition (while the octopus would form a nice centre). Reason two: it would all get too complicated to paint. Reason three: it would not have to do anything with the theme. In the new idea I can show that this scene is in space.
One thing I still need to choose: how will the astronaut be controlled?! Please tell me which of the following you like the best:
- He’s still alive, and just does do it himself
- He’s dead and his arms are lifted by little birds (‘The birds in Snowwhite were strong enough to do what they done, so they’ll be strong enough to lift the astronaut’s arm’ ). It might give the scene an a bit more fairytail-y look, which might be interesting!
- He’s dead and his arms are controlled by two storks that are standing on the astronaut’s helmet.
I know my entry is now getting veeery different from the general EON-entries, and I know I don’t really follow the rules (as I don’t think it has enough connection to serve as promotional material, which is in the rules), but I just hope to make something satisfying and to break the clichés.
Next step: modeling some simple 3D models, to get a simple lighted scene, as a base for the overpaint. Updates soon!
Time is getting tight (‘1 day, 23 hours’) (really stupid from me agáin, to wait till the last hours of a 5 month-contest), but I’m still confident I’ll finish it in time!