I'm still in the early stages of this project and my mind is running through hundreds of different ideas at a time, this is normally great, but in this case it just confused the earlier concept that i was working on too much. In the end the main focus point and concept idea was lost within this clash of genres. So i have now decided to start a fresh concept idea and role with it. I must say it has worked out for the better as this has allowed me to express the most dominant idea that has been trapped inside my head.
Sticking with my original concept of the dark religious monastery high up in the snowy mountains, i have now decided to focus on the main hall which has the focus point of a giant statue (possibly the religions god). Below is the rough composition sketch which i will work further more on to create a sketchy fully resolved concept painting. Changes will be made to the general perspective to create a more grand hall view and allot more detail will be added to the environment of the painting, for this painting i imagine the colour palette to be very dull focusing on shades of black and grey for the walls but will have the complimentary colour of red detailing.
Some main influences for this concept include; The Davinci Code, as well as Angels and Demons. Recently watching both films has given me tons of reference material as well as some strong art directions.