Refining the composition
I take the general idea of Karl Franz atop his trusty griffon steed and work through more variations of the composition. In this stage, the changes are smaller yet just as important. I focus on how the image works with the cover layout and logo, where the focus of the composition is, and make positioning decisions to create the best visual flow. I chose a right-facing Karl Franz and Deathclaw, with both characters’ faces in clear view for stronger impact.