View Full Version : The Magic Hat -- WIP
10-09-2006, 09:08 PM
So, last night my fiancée and I were chatting online. She lives several states away from me, and commented that she wished she had a magical hat that could instantly transport her to where I was. Sharing her wish, yet also spotting an artistic opportunity, I asked her what her magical hat would look like. She said it would be a dark blue wizard's hat similar to what Mickey Mouse wore in The Sorcerer's Apprentice--conical, with a flaring brim and sparkling stars and moons.
Today, I started to paint the scene in Photoshop. I took some reference photos of myself and my room as a starting point, and have been looking at other photos of her as well. I'll be posting WIP shots here. I welcome comments and constructive criticism, so fire away!
1. Blocking in the room.
2. Sketching the room's contents.
3. Filling in local color.
More to come!
10-10-2006, 04:30 AM
4. Some more background details, lighting and shadows.
10-10-2006, 12:50 PM
I wish I had a magic hat so I didn't have to sit in traffic for an hour every morning! :)
At this stage the only crit I have is that her legs look a bit short; it might be worth double checking her proportions before you start working on her.
10-11-2006, 04:35 AM
Now I have Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" going on in my head...heh...
10-21-2006, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the observation, SouthPaw--I compared it to my reference again, and you were right! So I've fixed up the legs, and done a bit more. Do her arms look right so far?
5. Some more progress...
6. And more...
'Looks really cool, can't wait to see the finished
10-25-2006, 04:56 AM
7. Another update
10-25-2006, 01:09 PM
Looking good now, some nice details!
10-27-2006, 04:36 AM
8. More work on my head and the framed background photo of us.
10-28-2006, 06:23 PM
9. More details and fixes.
11-15-2006, 04:11 AM
10. Refined many details (esp. on hands) and added blanket and hat patterns.
11-19-2006, 06:04 PM
11. Added special effects and details under table. Almost done!
12-02-2006, 10:19 PM
After getting some good comments at Stahlberg's paintover thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=359226&goto=newpost), I finished up my picture.
12-02-2006, 10:19 PM
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