So I had my Interim review yesterday, and Phil wants to see something 'striking' and 'impressonistic', but at the moment, I'm struggling to come up with ideas based around the text. The three excerpts, leave me with a bit of a boundary in-terms of what to create. The way I want to portray the book is with a stark contrast of light and dark; the pitch-black inside of the tunnels, with the bright daylight outside, but I really want to re-invision the text, which to me seems almost impossible. I need to stick to the enviroment, but I can change the era or story, but that still leaves with me a volcano, and everything that goes with it.
The only idea I have which I think will give me 'bold' result, is to switch the cold volcano into a huge desert mountain, perhaps surrounded by ruins, but then again, no excerpt is set outside of the volcano, so I won't be sticking to the text if I do a painting of the outside enviroment.
I'm going to create more sketches today (As many ideas as I possibly can) to try and find a way to spice up the boring tunnel and crater enviroments. I'm hoping that I will find some inspiration, as I'm willing to put in as much time as possible to get some good looking paintings.