Sunday, October 02, 2011
A day late, but worth the wait..
The figure on the right should have been about 25% bigger, but the mosaic of colors turned out so nice I did not resize it. Autumn colors, Siennas, yellow oxides mixed with purples, lavendars.
For those of you new to my blog, welcome! I am studying filmshots from different movies. How do you tell the story with warm and cool colors? By layout, composition, camera angle, lighting, emotion? What was the director thinking? Was it successful? Was it not?
These are all acrylic studies, some no bigger than a postcard, some smaller, in a pocket sized sketchbook. They can take anywhere from 20 mins to 3 hours (esp. if there are more than 2 figures or I am having a bad day). Ultimately, I will be taking this paint style to Photoshop using quick, colorful, casual and energetic and emotive brushstrokes to story telling illustrations. And ultimately, ultimately will take this to large canvas, original work inspired by those of the Golden Age of Illustration, the large kind of work you don't see anymore.