While digging through my reference folder I stumbled across a photograph that I knew could serve as a foundation to sketch on top of. So I did. At first I just added in trees and extended the scene somewhat, but I did not think about a narrative.
This is a recurring problem in my work. It shouldn't be just about the background, even though that's what I love to paint. My work lacks storytelling!
I invested more time in this sketch and added in two figures, a rock, a sword and hey presto! Suddenly things become alive. :)
I might finish this one some time soon, but for now I will be leaving for THU2015 !