Another quick update on my entry for the MattePaint contest:
I’ve mostly resolved the issues in the previous wip, developing the environment and tweaking small details like the moss on the foreground elements:
The previous wip post compared to this one
I’m not really sure where to take it at the moment, however, and very open to suggestions. There is, I think, a case to be made for many approaches, like bringing in more light; adding a focus element, adding snow and other effects… So I’ll probably just play around with it and see if anything seems to head in the right direction.