I continued to develop the "David vs Goliath" version of the Golem since, to me, the overall composition was reading better. I knew as I continued to develop the image with more detail, the overall legibility of the shadow shapes might be difficult to maintain.
Here is what I have so far, the past two weeks have been crazy busy, but I managed to put some time into the image every day, even if it was only 1/2 hour or so.
I re-did the line art. Ideally cleaner line art might have helped more.
Working out the composition shapes based upon Craig's feedback.
During the painting process I re-did the pose as I was not happy with how the body of the Golem was reading. I think my previous shade art is still better for the pose. I just don't know how to paint trees, looking at various examples of trees lead me to this.
Still needs more work!