I've carved out some of the background and I'm now scratching my head about the greenery at the top. It needs some experimenting I think. I haven't quite got what I want yet. Mostly ignoring the figure and her rope for now.
I had Sara look over the last sketch and she pointed out the angle of the head was incorrect. I fixed it and I'm hoping this works a little more naturally. She also coerced me into doing a more challenging background, which is probably a good thing ;)
I worked through several thumbnails while developing on Sara's theme of "tomb raiding". This one ended up retaining the most energy when translated to something larger. Now on to fixing up a line drawing, ooooh fancy.