Chris- I was thinking of adding more light in front too. I actually tried and couldn’t seem to get the right balance with the rest of it, I guess that I need more work on invented light to pull off something like this. One thing I’m noticing is that all my work looks drastically different on a Mac than on a PC. I can’t seem to find a profile that works universally yet. The PC’s tends to display closer to the original which is much darker. The Mac set-ups are all displaying washed out ranges of color (if anyone has any insight, please chime in:)).
Anthony- As far as a story goes, I really didn’t intend it to be more than a character study but imagined that it could mean different things to different people. One thought I had was that the main character is searching a battlefield graveyard, opening doors for lost souls into a new time and that was only possible after the plants (around her feet) began re-claiming the land. I always thought of volcano’s and fire as symbolizing doorways so I added that in the background too. I had many other ideas but this one seemed to stick as I painted.
Thanks again for the c&c’s!