What techniques can I use to make my female warrior appear more interesting?
Jess Bailey, US
There are multiple ways to depict any one scene in a story, and each approach will develop the narrative a little bit differently. Determining what you’re trying to say about the story moment is important, because knowing what you want to say will determine your artistic and compositional choices: the “how” to say it.
In this case, I decide that I want a quiet moment: the last surviving warrior is standing alone after a deadly battle, almost in disbelief that she’s alive.
Using both subject matter and compositional tools, a specific story moment – complete with its own emotional tone –