Feedback from some of my friends told me I needed to work on lines of action - general shapes before attempting what I did yesterday. So with the scene I started a few days ago, I thought along the lines of my story. Some action that would lend itself to that sort of exercise. With that, I did the below sketch.
The scene is the discovery of the body. I attempted to draw out general action lines - an officer pointing at something near the body. A loved one screaming at the sight. A gaggle of press flashing photographs, asking questions with a microphone of a cop that impeded their way. Animals flying and peaking out to add more characters. The light source was made so that I would start to sketch shadow placement, with relation to it, emphasizing foreground (the body, cop and screaming person) and background (the press and their herder). It's a bit rough - but a bit more complex than previously - forcing me to put more thought into placement.
Let me know what you think - how it could be done better.
Until next time...