Friday, 4 November 2011
Tiny, Miniscule Update to the Major Thumbnail for 'The Masque of the Red Death'
I wanted to add a bit of the narrative to the image, so that it isn't just a corridor with no real reason for being there, so I've added nods to the climax of the story, where the hooded figure is being pursued from room to room by the Prince and the nobles. The masquerade mask in the foreground adds a little depth as well as providing a nice bit of narrative to the image. As for the cloak, I don't want the figure in full display, as the painting is about the scenery and tone projected, and not the figure, so I felt the cloak dragging around the corner would solve both this problems for me. Of course, it's not finished, and the idea will undergo various revisions, for example, I may add spots of blood being dragged behind the cloak, being that the cloak is somewhat splattered with blood in the story.