Friday, January 27, 2012

Colorweek thumbnailing

A great week of color-theory and practical experimenting with acrylic paint is over!
First off, we were to copy an existing painting (the first one I picked was one of Sargent, an artist I've recently come to like, he's truly amazing). The other two on the first picture was black/white pictures where we were to decide the color and light setting (time of the day) aswell as local color and the color of the light.

Next ones down was my own idea - we were to thumbnail down ideas for the theme "Space Knight", and play around with various light settings and color-contrasts. I finally settled upon a morning setting with orange/peachy colored clouds, as seen on the picture number 3. Finally, nr 4 was another "Space Knights" idea with foreground-characters watching an epic invasion-battle with laser-explosionorama-scenario.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Storyboarding toysoldiers

The storyboard from a given story about toysoldiers made last week.

More from color-week and thumbnails will be posted during the weekend!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Designweek2 finished

Designweek2 with Lawrence done. Most exhausting week so far in college!

"Weapons from Atlantis"

"Steampunk / Film Noir + Chase Scene"

"Faerie Flower City"


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Completed goache-piece

So, the first completed piece done with goache-watercolors - and I really had a blast doing it! It was so challenging and complex, at the same so fun to play around with - I really felt like making this piece was developing and giving for me.

Several things was challenging during the proces: First of all, matching this warm to cool color-transition, it quickly goes from white->orangy-reddish-purplish-blueish, someplaces in a very little area. Connected to this is to controlling not only the color transitions, but the edge transitions - some places having sharp castshadows with orangeish glow at the very edge - other places just soft shadows.

Another thing was keeping in mind the tone of the paper. Since I went with this blue, slight purplish-hued paper, everything I painted of the bodycolor would be somewhat transparent, requiring several layers. So when I'd pick a white with just a little bit of water mixed into it, I'd get this pale white-blueish, which was not what I wanted. Next time I might aswell just paint out some solid base-color underneath it all, and hope that when it dries, it won't interfere and blend with paint putted ontop. I'll have to play around with that some time.

Anyways, reference picture is here:

And as you notice, there's these very clear cast shadows on her skin from the windows - and painting these in a convincing manner making them look natural, gosh that's a bitch. Also, I should probably consider adding in the lightsource (window) in the picture, so we understand where this light is coming from?