Thanks @AvishekB , I really appreciate it!
Thanks @sqroll for the feedback, that’s so kind of you. Based on your critique I decided to take more photo reference and stuck more closely to it this time, and I also went back to thumbnailing.
Although I kept the angle of the dude because I felt that flattening him lost the dynamism I was going for. I almost wanted to pay homage to the old airfix model box illustrations and go totally overboard on action. Mixed with the old G.I Joe style illustrations ala Hector Garrido.
Okay, here’s my next set of WIPs from yesterday.
WIP 07 - More Reference and Thumbnailing
WIP 08 - I decided to remove the inside of the helicopter. The framing started to look odd to me. I really liked the idea of a rope ladder coming from the helicopter, again @sqroll thanks for that! Although again, I really wanted to push the exaggeration.
WIP 09 - More background development. I always find it much easier to “see” the final image when I experiment with colour.
WIP 10 - Refined Volcano.
WIP 11 - Adjusted dude and added backpack
WIP 12 - Lighting and Shading Refined.
That’s as far as I got yesterday, and probably it for the final submission given the amount of time left. Although I’ll try and squeeze some time in after work today to polish things up and clean up my lines.
If there’s any further feedback anyone can give me, I would be very grateful.