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AoM Archery Phase 1: Surviving the Winter

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A New Post at Gammeltårn

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Perils Old and New

In the weeks following the Rigr's visit, supplies arriving at Gammeltårn had slowed from a steady trickle to essentially nothing.  When it became evident that his garrison was entirely cut off, Makny ordered his men to return to Førstlys and offer no resistance to the Rigr's men on their way.  Several men volunteered to stay and continue with their work, and Makny gladly accepted their company, but as Winter settled upon the Burial Isle foraging became increasingly difficult.

Makny preferred hunting to fishing in the harbor, and each morning would take a short bow into the narrow glens above the city in search of game.  Today he had the good fortune of coming across the tracks of an Avalonian Giant Hare, which he'd followed through the frost-covered brush until he found the creature.  Brought by refugees from Avalonia during the Elemental Crisis, the hares were kept for their flavorful meat and supple pelts. Several years ago, four of the five breeding pairs on the island had been set loose during a violent storm, and now herds of the docile, dog-sized rodents could be found menacing crops around the island.  As he crept towards his quarry, Makny remarked to himself that if such a specimen had spread this far from the farms he would have to redouble the population control efforts upon returning home.  For now though, he was glad for the infestation; he and his men would eat well tonight.

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Experimenting with some new lighting and background options on this, I'd love to hear what you think of the result!

 

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What a great vignette! I really like the shape of the snowy terrain on the black base : it draws the attention to the story while showing a great amount of detail. Very nice tree too.
And of course, I love the Avalonian Giant Hare and the owl lurking in the tree!

Concerning your lighting experiments, I think the low-angled warm light works very well as the scene takes place in the morning.

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+ comment on the lighting

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Very nice scene. The lighting is fine. I do eat meat but I still feel sorry for the bunny! #cognitivedissonance

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Great little vig, I like the unusual layout and the slanted tree leaves!  Nice inclusion of the owl, blends in really well!

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Better shoot that hare before the owl gets it.  This is a nice little scene.  I like the snow and the brown grass.  The tree has some nice sloping branches to it.  The lighting looks good from that angle.  

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Great scene with good colour choices and presented on that lovely black base. I think the lighting works well to hide the hunter in the tree foliage. Good job!

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