11 Running with the thematic idea of having creatures inhabiting the forest, I decide at this point to add more. The richer and deeper you can make the scene feel, the better. I want this place to feel alive: the mood should be deep, dark and mysterious. The saturated light, spotting of atmospherics and layering of texture bring the environment to life. It’s not just a static image anymore; there should be a sense of kinetic energy in the painting.