My idea is to show Vasalisa’s tiny magic doll as heroic, tackling a precarious, treacherous mountain of dishes.
Which one is better? My plan was to make dolly the only red/orange thing so that she pops and draws the eye. But I didn’t feel that was enough. I made the one on the right first, then I thought that high contrast pot drew the eye down away from the dolly, so then I made the plate dolly is washing at the top darker and the steam lighter on the one on the left. I also toyed with the idea of removing the largest middle waterfall, but I kept it because maybe the waterfalls and steam make a figure 8 to lead the eye up and down and around the stack of dishes.