For the most part EB liked my sketches. This is what she said:
I like the way the windmills make the oil pumps look like little ants!! I think this works very well...I wonder if you need quite so many windmills though? since a windmill can go on "making power" for ever...and an oil pump can only pump up what's there and then it's gone - it would be a nice conceit to show that one or two windmills will provide, in the long run, as much power as the pumps. Also I don't think you need the extra pump on the right...it looks stronger, I think without it.
I've done a couple of oil pump quilts - they're great shapes to work with!! good luck!
another thought would be to have the oil pumps black, the windmills in the lightest value and the sky a medium value....emphasizing the point even more...
So I roughly sketched it out in EQ to start trying out fabrics. This is what I have so far.
Medium sky, light windmills, dark oil rigs.
Light sky, medium windmills, dark oil rigs.
Dark sky, medium windmills, light oil rigs.
As I look at these they all seem to work. I like all three. Of course the big question is what fabrics do I actually have? What mood do I want to set? I do have the sky and windmills in the 2nd one with the light sky. In fact the sky and windmills are scanned from fabrics that I already have.
What do you think? Which way would you go?