Setting the Stage
Keeping with the idea of having the vantage point from a spectators point of view and adding the idea of the king riding a horse, I came up with this quick sketch. I like the centralized focus it places on the character and the idea of the people on the sides in celebration really add to the effect.
The flag was something I saw when looking at Google images of flags and was an idea I grabbed from an image of Mel Gibson’s The Patriot. But knowing I have to have an insignia on it I knew it would have to be a bit higher and not blocked by the character, but still flowing behind him.
With this one I moved the flag up and added a temporary insignia and roughly added some background elements to quickly get a feel of everything going on. Then I bumped up the contrast for mood.
“Don’t hold on to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.”-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe