Sunday, February 9, 2014

Movie Composition & Value Studies

These are Composition & Value Studies based on Movie Stills.
This is my first time EVER doing this!  I was pretty excited, but also
scared it would be way beyond me.  The color image is the Movie Still
and the black and white is my Digital Painting.  Had a fun time working on them. 


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This above study is from "The Birds."  I worked using two monitors (thanks to Matt!), I had the image on a secondary monitor and the Cintiq plugged into my computer.  The proportions and placements are a little off, since I was doing it all by eye with no guides.  The style was rough as it was my first digital painting in a long time and I'm still fighting the medium a little bit.  I re-worked the values a few times, and it could still use a little more tweaking, but it was good enough and I wanted to move on to a clean slate and a fresh piece.  This study took about 1.5 hours total.  You can see I get better as the studies progress.

For "Butch Cassidy...", I wanted to focus less on detail, and more on just seeing the values.  I am very happy with it!!  Love the simplicity of it too.  If you squint your eyes, you can see and compare the values, a little trick learned in art school.  :)  This was a 1 hour study.

Finally, "Man of Steel" was the hardest one for me.  It took about 2.5 hours, and it shows.  You can see that there is a lot more detail than the other two.  Very very happy with the values here.  When I started out I was so nervous as this piece, with all the gradations and the sun beams, it seemed a lot more challenging.  I am happy with the final result just wish I had included a little more detail.  I hope I will get faster as time goes on.

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Had a lot of fun, can't wait for the next assignments!!!

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