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So it's been awhile, enough that I think the original thread was deleted; All good! If it's found again, I don't mind if it's put away.
Whatever the case; I have to say thanks for the input, resizing the canvas has helped considerably as it really adds more space and composition to the picture. A great reference painting that helped was Frederic Remington's painting of a wolf at night. It reminded me to do a reflection and keep more in mind of value over color. I still have a lot of work to do though!
Plans: To add a large tree behind the sapling to adjust the scale of the wolf (He seems overly large), fixing the large foreground tree, and finishing the right side off. The highlights and snow flakes are temporary, test layers to get an idea of which way to go with it. There needs to be more stronger lights in the background yet.
Right now I'm wondering if I should add a thin ring of ice along the river, and the feet are driving me bonkers trying to correct. What else could I improve on that I haven't mentioned?
I appreciate the help, it's making me feel more confident that this will turn out something to a great satisfaction.
I know you said you plan to add stronger lights in the background and I know you want to keep a night feeling, but still, I think the whole picture is really really too dark. It's hardly readable.
I've just played a bit with the levels, but I think your wolf reads better as your main focal point this way. It deserves to stand out a bit more. But it's only my opinion