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Junerahe
02-12-2009, 06:08 AM
I wanted to post the progress of another illustration i've been working on. I'm trying to get my drawing feet back under me and learn photoshop painting which is very difficult to say the least.

For this particular illustration I've had my friend Jack Zhang (http://jackzhang.cgsociety.org/gallery/) eventually helped me push the image to where it is now strenghtening the composition to make the overall image more interesting.

I started with a simple figure drawing of a man leaping on paper than copied onto photoshop. There is no strong context present in the illustration but the inspiration for this composition comes from the movie Apocalypto (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472043/)

As I progressed, I moved more and more away from a painterly feel to my background. I would love to execute images with that cool "concept art" look that a lot of artists lean towards. My goal is to move away from line-art as well and render my images with shapes and solid colors.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_003.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_006.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_007.jpg
Jack's retouching of the image.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/retouch.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_008.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_009.jpg

I would love comments and help from anyone willing to offer it.
Cheers.

JackZhang
02-12-2009, 04:10 PM
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/Jackzhang/?action=view&current=retouch_2.jpghttp://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/Jackzhang/?action=view&current=retouch_2.jpghttp://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/Jackzhang/?action=view&current=retouch_2.jpg

Junerahe
02-12-2009, 04:18 PM
Thanks Jack, I'm looking into how to fix things. Be posting soon!

Junerahe
02-12-2009, 05:40 PM
I think I'm a step closer. What I'm trying to do is use the waterfall and the rocks to lead the eye up (or back up) to the sun and ultimately to the character...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_011.jpg

What made your water better was its arching around the rock and the energy implied by the mist. I want to see if its possible to acheive that with clearer lines and less fuzz.

I hope this is moving forward.

JackZhang
02-12-2009, 05:48 PM
yap. this is a lot better.

oh, a necklace on him will help the jump and fall

Junerahe
02-12-2009, 06:32 PM
I see what you mean with the necklace, thanks jack.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_012.jpg
The red lines represent what I want to push more and the pink ones represent what I'm hoping is working right now.

Crits and comments more than welcome.
Cheers.

Junerahe
02-12-2009, 09:24 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_014.jpg

Junerahe
02-17-2009, 02:37 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_015.jpg

Junerahe
02-19-2009, 04:05 PM
I'm calling this one done. It was a fun excercise. I'm not posting it in the gallery because... well, I just wont.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/Junerahe/Misc_wip_016.jpg

Junerahe
02-19-2009, 04:07 PM
Actually, I probably should.

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