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WIP: Volund and his girlfriend continued again

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I'm getting far enough with this now that I thought I'd start posting updates outside of my "scraps" folder. Still thinking through a lot of this-- trying to decide whether the colors are good (have gone over and over the background), and whether the composition still feels good (I liked it when I sketched it, but it was a REALLY rough sketch). Kinda have things converging around the arm-ring at the moment, maybe that's good (but it's been around 15 years since I've taken any sort of art class, and that was in high school). Also, I made the mistake of making the picture WAY too big pixel-wise when I first started it (I'd just gotten photoshop elements then), and now I can't figure out how to turn it into a smaller JPEG w/o it starting to look all gross and pixely, so apologies for the poor quality-- in the psd there is a lot more detail, but it also slows my computer down a lot when I'm painting. I'm pretty dumb when it comes to computers, but hopefully I'll hit upon a better way to resize things eventually.

The picture is of the character Volund and his valkyrie girlfriend at the start of his poem. It gets crazy fast though--great Halloween story, to be honest. I'd love to get this pic finished by tomorrow night so I could include it in a Halloween blog post, but doesn't look like that's going to happen-- too much professoring to do.

Earlier WIPs of this are here: [link]
and here: [link]

I'm actually bummed the Lavvu is blocking some little cliff-bits of the background that I put in since the last WIP post-- I may shrink it a bit, if that seems to look OK still...
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