NEW STUFFS ARE HIDING AT END!
This being a slightly bigger venture, I'm really looking for some feedback/help, especially this being my third painting ever, and I know I have monumental ground to cover. I'm particularly interested in any tips regarding color, contrast, value, and so on, as that is probably my weakest area right now.
So yeah, the concept: there's some feather dude, let's call him, feather dude, zipping around on a giant owl with a flaming behemoth sword, and he seems to have gotten into a scrap with a dinosaur/dragonish beasty who's rampaging a various community, feather dude uses his flamey sword to plow through the rear of the beast, and as he circles above for a second pass, the beasty pulls a godzilla and beams at him.
Now, I'm finding this particularly interesting/difficult/challenging to light as a)I only really work in B/W so there's a suck
factor, and b) it's at night, with two gigantic sources of light, one being the godzilla beam, the other being the flamey sword.
I've already learned so much from this, but there's a huge fear that I'll turn a potential win into a horrible loss. Some hangups I'm having: I think it's already gonna look un-unified as I'm painting piecemail, I was planning on doing a street below, but I really don't have a clue how I would light the damn thing or any objects (various trampled vehicles) without the whole thing becoming cluttered, and I seem to be losing pizzaz, moxey, whatever you wanna call it, but after painting, things look less zippy, I don't know if it's the shapes or the colors.
Unfortunately, I really only have bad images of the thing, light pencil on canvas seems really difficult to photo. Here are the photos thus far. I've been around long enough to know what's coming, so lay it on me if you feel the need. Really just want any help I can get to make this the best it can be.