Thursday, 26 November 2009
Anyways, the reason behind this is because today, yes the day before the crit! , Photoshop on my laptop decided that it would erase a few of my prep images that i could have used and most of another final concept!!!!!! I managed to redo one of them (the last post) and am fairly pleased with the result but thats the reason for my lack of uploaded preps (not an excuse). Emily tried to help me recover them this morning but no such luck :( They're gone forever!!!
When i added grass to the two different layers, they began to look like they were the same layer, so the image below shows that i added another layer over the top/
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
When I showed Digital Phil and explained that it didnt look right, we agreed that it would be best if i had a main focus point to the image first and also to not make it look flat. So, to improve on this, I will 'zoom out' of the view and step back a little, showing more of the volcano so that it has a defined shape and is easier on the eye. The same with the moat.
So, here goes..... :S :S oh, and the layers messed up a little too :(
Just working out a composition
I drew a quick sketch of the wall detail first before adding colour.
Same image as above, just deleted the wall sketch layer.
Grass detail in the corner was added
Added the moat detail- was meant to resemble a dried up moat with a patch of water- i used a textured brush for the mud in the moat so that it looked dried out.
It's not clear to see from this image but i used a grass shaped brush to create small patches of grass springing out of the ground.
I decided mainly to research some jungles to help out with composition and colour etc.
I would like to use style of the trees in this image because, though not directly in this scene, the structure of the pillars in the cavern in another scene are described as being similar to that of stately palms. Quote, 'we discovered a large quantity of stately looking palms... and i have no doubt that that the first designer of those columns drew his inspiration from the graceful bends of those very palms...' This can also be used in the mountain/volcano scene as it also says that the palms , 'now beautified the slopes of the mountain that had once formed the shores of the volcanic lake.'
I added this image because i like they way the light shines through the trees- you can see the beams of light shining down.
I really like the way the sun is low in the sky and has an orangey glow over the ruins. I will try and incorporate this in one of my final pieces.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
I thought i would post a few of the films that I particularly enjoyed, but they were very difficult to find....
This film, 'Spider,' was one of my favourites. When you watch it, you'll probably wonder why- i dnt really have the answer myself because its quite shocking, but i think its the pure fact that you take it so seriously up until the very end when you thenr realise that its meant to be quite a dark comedy. I think the fact that i also have a terrible fear of spiders helps me to relate to it more.....
One of the music videos also caught my eye- it was a promo for the Kooks' song 'Sway.' I related to it because i really love the song- its about losing someone. In the Kooks' case it was the lead singer of the Kooks having to get rid of his drummer after drug abuse- i relate to it in other ways but still about losing someone. I can't put the video up on here because we were given a special preview, which consisted of many of the same elements of the original video but you can check out the song and the official video on youtube or on my blog lol (whichever is available), just to listen to the meaning behind the lyrics and get the overall jist...
Another very effective scene was when we hear Peggy's husband explain that having money in society makes you accepted and urges Edward to charge people for the hedge shapes he created. Everyone can relate to the idea of trying to fit in and become accepted within a group. The film has a very comical value to it too but it also quite emotional.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
I used this as a basis for my drawing- its only a quick drawing, mind, and doesnt look realistic but here goes....
The pillar of fire in the book was described as, "like a rainbow-many coloured,' so i decided to incorporate some more colour. I will put these images into Photoshop again and play around with the colours and special effects....
I dont have a background on these images purely because i was just testing the idea out, but i think with a bit of work, it could be transformed into one of the final pieces- The setting the pillar of fire in is 'carpeted with fine, white sand; walls had been worn smooth; not dark like the other caves.' I will try this composition out next and add the fire to it of it works.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Here's a couple of the films that i enjoyed: Im guessing that these particular ones will be popular choices for Leo and Farideh to post on their blog due to our discussions yesterday. Anyway, enough rambling........
I abosolutely loved this quirky music video and was possibly my favourite piece of the evening :)
The next film just made everyone cry with laughter- just the whole randomnes of it is brilliant and is VERY entertaining :)
Check out Leo's blog for some more of these quirky films that have previously been shown and I cant wait til next week so see what's in store then :)
Sunday, 8 November 2009
However, another time that i read the page this scene was in, the ruins were to be seen from looking down from the volcano- This image that i depicted also fits in with another scene though, after i read on, so does fit both in a way.
(there will be more sketches to come, if not that great- but digital painting stuff will come soon for reasons ii explained in my previous post)
I decided that i didnt want to just type up the Key Points on my blog because i knew it would confuse me even more and they wouldn't make much sense so i created little spider diagrams to gather my thoughts.
The next step for me was sorting out 3-4 main scenes that i wanted concept drawings for. The thumbnails on here arent good at all but it jsut helped sorting out the rough composition.