Sunday, September 21, 2008
Here is an in-progress image. Many of you may cringe, but for these particular images I am using a butcher paper substrate. Not archival at all but it is a fascinating surface. It gives me a soft effect and the tooth is interesting. It lends the images a sense of faerie that I really enjoy. A mistiness that conveys, for me, the idea of another world. Just like the compositional choices I have made convey a looking from one world to another. Sometimes a world of light into dark or vice versa.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
There are a few colour studies that coincide with this partial final. I started the "final" very uninspired. I was not pleased with the way the image fit in with the other compositions. It just wasn't working. And as I worked, the more frustrated I became until I finally just stopped and chalked it up to grindwork.
I sat down again and worked until I came up with the finished piece further down in the blog. I was in such a stride with the other images. This one really stumped me and took the wind right out of my sails for awhile.
I do like the above image as a whole and I will probably revisit it as a larger work, maybe 18"x24", and let it be its own entity. I won't say that I gave up on it. I hate giving up. I merely decided to use it as a stepping stone to success.
This is an image that I felt gave me the effect I wanted while departing from using a main character from the story dominantly in the foreground or background. However, something wasn't coalescing. I went ahead with the next steps anyway, hoping to get a final out of it, since I did like it.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I am curently in the process of updating some images. I returned to the "Iduna and the Golden Apples" image, pumping up the saturation and contrast, changing the costuming to fit the story more and applying some newly acquired skills. I did the same with the last three images for the "Of Gold and Morning Light" Project. I will be posting these images shortly, along with the newest illustration for the "Of Gold and Morning Light" Project.