Alright, now I’m working on scene composition. The attached image is a rough idea of the way I’ve been planning on doing it.
The artist is ascending the ladder to put the last card in place, and is looking out of the rightmost window at the real Eiffel Tower, for reference. I kind of want to give this an air of triumph and completion, so I might have a ray of light shining down on him from an arial window off-camera.
At the bottom of the scene, toward the right, I’ll have a table with a couple books on it, a plate of food (most likely cheese, bread, wine, and a banana), and an easel with a diagram of the tower, and mathematical calculations written on it as to how many decks of cards are needed, etc.
In the lower left, I’ll have the scene’s second focal point: the artist’s assistant coming in carrying a box filled with more decks of cards - and slipping on a banana peel; half a second away from knocking the whole tower down. :evilgrin:
What do you think of that? Would such a composition be effective? Do you think the character I’ve got on-scene already is too small for people to be able to tell what’s going on? Having him small does add to the grandeur of the tower, but I’m worrying whether the scene will look alright the way I’m doing this.
And if you’ve any other criticisms of my proposed layout, or any other comments, fire away! I’m going to begin modeling the small props, etc., now . . .