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Matthew Lacy's picture

Denizen of the Woods.

The result of considering a different perspective. For the first I used straw and a single twig for the forest in the background, while in the other I used twigs for trees and a single, thicker stick for the log. The second is the one I feel better reflects the character, but I like him being left-handed as in the first. Should I take another go at it, find the best of both worlds?

Update: I did take another shot, which is below as the third.

As for creativity, I used a snow shovel, a tennis racket, and a cardboard box to create the proper lighting conditions. Not my normal setup, but it worked.

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6 Comments

Teresa Oldenbourg's picture

I like the mood and lighting, and even the surroundings more than the 1st one. I do agree that something does look better about it being in the left hand. I think because in the second shot, the blade and the dark tree behind him are too similar maybe? Might be more balanced with the blade in the opposite side of a statement branch.

Matthew Lacy's picture

Looking at your comment, I think you did peg the issue. I think if I was to do a reshoot, I may have to move the log. I hadn't noticed the issue with the knife and tree being too similar, but I think if I kept the exact background, the fallen log would pose the same problem.Maybe I could put the log where the brush is now.

Teresa Oldenbourg's picture

Id play around with what you could make the surroundings out of a little more. You are clearly creative and resourceful.

Matthew Lacy's picture

Thank you very much. I also have a helmet I could give the goblin instead of the hood.

Teresa Oldenbourg's picture

It would depend on how it works with the environment. Just like the blade.

Matthew Lacy's picture

Here are some behind the scenes photos.