Went into Vue to try and play with some compositions and such for my Melpomene environment. Clearly, the 3D model of a girl I used in this picture is simply for scale reference, and will not be in the final painting!
Working out some potential ideas for my illustration, "Melpomene Tells of the Fall of Troy"
I fell into a bit of a "rendering trap" the longer I worked on this, which is why the later ones have more detail...but none of these are necessarily the finished plan, I'm just seeing where my brain takes me.
Goal is to work everything out over break, and then get a model I know to pose for detail ref.