Now the first thing, is there is no distant background, and no foreground. I decide to add a volcano off in the distance to add drama, the raptors will be in the foreground. I will also add foreground branches in the top corners to break up the open areas.
I block in this one with no preliminary drawing, just with an idea in my head. I will have to let the dark paint dry completely before going back and painting details.
|Original thrift store painting - $3|
|After initial block-in|