This week we just had to work more on the painting, get it to a more finished point. I had to fix the rocks/cliffs that are in my particular scene - to depict established planes and reflected light. The colors are saturated a bit further, the transport ships have a simpler, streamlined shape...Still have to render this more and give it a cleaner look; alter that island in the background center and establish the horizon again. Much happier with this stage though.
In Digital Painting, we're now working on a final painting; we had some other master copy painting studies and shade/lighting studies as well for weeks three and four, but this latest assignment was to add color to a line layout drawing. There are many of these available online - indeed, for animations and illustrations and sometimes comics, there are artists who specifically work on line drawings to be colored/painted by another artist. Not always, but it is a common thing.
So this week in Digital Painting we had to do some texture studies. We were assigned a sphere to use as the model for the texture to sort of "wrap around" or "puff out" into a ball shape. It's meant to have us think in terms of adding texture to different shapes instead of relying on their own constructed form.
This was a really fun and helpful exercise, actually. I felt like I was painting little planets. The first example I think has the most issues and also looks the fl
This first week was a values warm up! To take screencaps of visually stunning movies and capture them in basic shades. To just stay loose with it, but try to train your eye to see proportion and gradient.
I can see already that there are so many flaws with my attempt, BUT if you ignore the actual screencap reference, you can tell what the painted scene is supposed to depict. Your eyes fill in the undefined shapes with familiar objects so that the picture makes sense.
Doing some more lighting studies on another maquette world! Working with some land shape designs; mostly mountainous and sedimentary formations.
Changed the lighting and angle for ideas. Added some Stonehenge ruins and indications of small villages along the higher parts of the ground.
All made from tin foil as filler, with pottery clay on a cardboard base. The setup stage itself is a bit shadowy, but could be a simulation of a background or a sky. Made from an open, la