Just some studies from Lord of the Rings. An exercise in composition and understanding of the importance of foreground, middle ground, and background elements. What works and what doesn't? The cool thing about these is they're just shapes, so really they can be anything, which turns them into pretty good composition references.
If you want to do the exercise check out CtrlPaint.com's Film Studies section.
I'm making an attempt to illustrate a medieval book I'm reading. These will come in handy. Sorry I haven't updated with anything original.