Decided to ditch the nautical theme, and focus more on the land with these sketches. They're kind of technically the same concept, just different layouts?
Decided to go for a folkart-inspired landscape, with the text following the curves of the land. Planning on using a fall-inspired color palette for these, and tinting the linework sepia. Going to stay away from any large chunks of grass/emerald greens, though.
Kind of favoring this composition more than the other one though, mostly because I like the arrangement of the text better. I kind of miss the mess of instruments wrapped up in the roots with the skeletons, but that might just make it far too busy.