Hello all! Attached is a work-in-progress (please ignore the messy clouds, the face, etc--I'm in the midst of a lot of deleting and starting again!). I'm particularly stuck regarding...
1) the background color behind the figure (it's an ultramarine blue lightened with a tiny bit of gray). I changed so many colors since I first started this piece that I'm not sure it makes sense with all of the jewel tones in the rocks. I do think it makes a nice contrast to the orange garment, but open to other color suggestions. For reference, the colors used in the rocks are brilliant green, turquoise blue, prussian blue & burnt umber.
2) fine rendering for the rocks. As you all can see, I went quite dark on the tapai phase for the rocks. Now I'm wondering if fine rendering has its place over these
dark rock shards? Would those fine lines be lost over the dark forms? Would I use the fine rendering to delineate some larger rock forms (instead of each individual rock shard?) And if fine rendering is indeed appropriate, which color(s) to use for the fine rendering?
And naturally open to other suggestions too! Thanks so much.