Friday, March 28, 2014

"Cuddly Hue-Party In Space"

This week I've had the pleasure of having Joaquim Royo as a teacher once again - and it's been fantastic! I've learnt a ton of things and been presented with fantastic artwork and analysis of these. I decided to go for a space-snowlandscape and this is the result - the final piece and the colorkey I did before.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Moxie 2107 - Selfstudy

"Moxie 2107"

This is the selfstudy-project I've been working on the last couple of months at school. The story I came up with is as follows:

"A fictional story set in the future, year 2107, where climate changes, flood and polution have changed the world - mostly 3rd world countries like Malaysia, Philippines and Bangladesh. We're the observer of this changed world through the city of Moxie – a sinking city, that keeps rebuilding itself upwards to survive. It's the story of a perserverant and adaptive society that despite the challenges, have an incredible determination to survive."


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Left Hand Drawing pt. 2

I'm still stubbornly practising my left hand sketches, and I'm slowly gaining more control over my movements. It is indeed slower, but the results so far is encouraging to me. I don't get to do these left-hand sketches as often as I would like to - but still it's a steady proces. I'm particularly happy about the last two "copy-drawings

My sister Emilie Bach

Copy sketch of Santiago Montiel


Paris sketches

Sketches from a 4 day trip in Paris a month ago. Got the chance to see Louvré, Musée D'Orsay + Art Ludique's Pixar-exhibition with clay-sculptes and original pieces of art. Great stuff!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Nerdy Observations - "Bambi"

For a long time I've admired the background-paintings of "Bambi" and found them to have incredible draftmanship and delicacy. I've looked at them many times, but I haven't sat down and "really" looked at all of them, taken my time and figured out why they're working so well. First of all I want to mention that all of these background have incredible and solid layouts and valuestudies as seen here - so in my analysis I don't go too much into that aspect. The biggest realization for me personally during this analysis, was the way they make transitions: From dark on light, to light on dark, or from crisp->soft. In addition to this, paying attention to thin/fragile versus massive/thick. On a general note, I think what really works well in these backgrounds is just how controlled the edges is - soft, sharp, transitions - they all blend beautifully together.

I hope you enjoyed it!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nerdy Observations - "The Lion King"

Occasionally I like doing a bit of analysis on movies or artists I like. Recently I was re-watching "The Lion King" for the first time since I was a child - and this time I couldn't help but notice all the color work in the movie. This lead me to a little cozy session grabbing screenshots from scenes I liked, and compiling it into this little "Nerdy Observations"-post.

I hope you like it. Let me know if this is something you'd find interesting to see more of!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Pastel colors

Inspired particularly by the works of Bill Cone - I felt it was time to spend more time using traditional mediums - so I went ahead and bought a massive 72-color pastel-set w. fixative-spray, a wooden plate w- clips, lots of various of pastel-sketch paper-sketchbooks. So after 4-5 various tries with this challenging medium, this is the first one I feel was somewhat succesful :)


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Smudgy + Speedpaint

Various environments using mostly the smudge-tool

"The Black Plague" - 30 min.

Tried some new technique painting the picture 70% with the smudge tool's fingerpaint-setting. See Marco Bucci's tutorials for the technique
Good fun!