Sunday, October 28, 2012
ROUGHING IT IN: This is where the ability to draw really kicks in. First I sketch in the figures; hence story, with umber and aliz. crimson. This is a tense scene in which Queen Elizabeth has found out Mary, Queen of Scots, was found plotting to assasinate her, and now Elizabeth must have Mary beheaded. She literally becomes ill; and I read somewhere that Queens did not like to kill other queens because they felt that all queens were appointed by God and thus Elizabeth felt she was going against the will of God. One of my favorite scenes because it shows that even tho Elizabeth was beholden to no mortal, she did have a moral compass and thus made her more human. This is a great shot since it has some remarkable silohuettes that tell the story. I had to repaint the position of Elizabeth's head to lower it, to show how she is struggling for breath, trying to pull it together to appear a strong leader. The first sketchbook I filled was color thumbnails, almost color keys, to push for speed. The second sketchbook was to go to a bigger canvas space, turn the form with warm and cools, ad more environment; and slow down and be more contemplative with my color decisions. This next one is to saturate my colors even more, find that fine line between a color sketch and not overdoing it, with the intentions of really stepping it up this time.