Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wedding Portraits

My older sister is getting married next month so I drew up something for her as a gift.  Took the path of doing individual portraits of her new side of the family as a series - the idea being that they were all still unified by a tetrad color palette.

Also, I leave for Ringling in 2 days.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back to basics

It's been a while since I've done rendering in photoshop and any basic / 'academic' drawing, so here's a few shape studies to end the day with.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Staging & Mood Observation: Kick-Ass

There's a really awesome post on staging and how it affects mood and drama that's been sticking with me every time I've watched movies since.  In a nutshell, it talks about how flat staging is often used for humor while, by contrast, dynamic staging is used for more emotional and dramatic scenes.  I applied this earlier today when I re-watched one of my favorite movies, "Kick-Ass," by screen capping a few compositions that I think really reflected those moods due those techniques.

Flat Staging - humorous moments

Dynamic/Emotional Staging - these ones were a bit tougher for me to spot since I was trying to find unique, interesting, dynamic compositions that were rooted in the more emotional/dramatic parts in regards to the characters and what they're feeling, versus the pure action bits.  Not a problem with the movie itself, but I think I just spotted something else for me to improve on.