Lamp wrote: »
I've been driving myself absolutely nuts going round on all the various storytelling aspects of this prompt. I have gone back and forth so many times on ideas for paintings where the angel is being actively impaled/wounded at the moment of the scene. Here's the conceptual problem I keep running into: if the character is being actively impaled, and I want it to read like they are actually being hurt, I have to draw them like they're being hurt. That means an expression on the spectrum of anguish to sorrow.
the new approach is interesting but feels a bit more like coincidence than protection because the viewer doesn't have a clear source of the enemy lances? Like it looks more like the protected character is slightly luckier rather than being defended. I'd almost want to see the angel facing the threat-
from a writerly perspective, "dutiful" and "pained" are not mutually exclusive,