These are some early thumbnails for trying to figure out the composition for Cassandra’s cottage. The idea was that we would start the episode with the characters arguing while the cottage is somehow framed in the background, either above or below the clearing that they’re standing in.
Matthew had some more pushed perspectives from directly below, looking up. Looking at these I could push the feeling of looking down from a height more also.
I tried to paint this concept while using the simplified shapes in Mikael Gustafsson’s work (instagram link) as inspiration. Christian also shared interesting ideas for rock formations with us (Kilian Schönberger Earth Pyramids).
I don’t think that I captured the feeling of danger and foreboding that the story needs with these. We’re also reworking how this setting functions in the narrative.