Step Back

Initial drawing

I chose a low, back view reference to create a dynamic perspective and lighter values to later use the outline of the subject to describe the step rather than the feet themselves.

Further ideas

I went through some ideas of lettering to enhance the composition.

Digital compositing

I decided to use the perspective and light from the front of the subject that creates cast shadows falling back (to the foreground of the image) which I done digitally, but later I added one more version with watercolor grass element to add some tangible texture and colour.

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Feet stepping back mixed media illustration