I've started working on a set of three illustrations based on Brave New World, the first being an illustration of the lighthouse the savage makes his home after leaving the city. The first image here is my idea for the composition, and what i'm looking for is ways to make the composition stronger. i really wanted to emphasize the scale of the tower, it's separate-ness from the city, and it's decrepitude. I also wanted the image to discuss the symbolism of a defunct lighthouse tower (no longer working and disregarded since the highway it used to light was too dangerous). in a way it symbolizes the savage, who cannot find home between the city and the wild, and now must live on the border between the two. for this reason i wanted to make the lighthouse look long abandoned, but still intact.. anyway - on to the critique !
the other images i'm posting are some early sketches.