View Full Version : Junerahe: WIP Plunge (Image Heavy)
02-12-2009, 07:08 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.
Jack's retouching of the image.
I would love comments and help from anyone willing to offer it.
02-12-2009, 05:10 PM
02-12-2009, 05:18 PM
Thanks Jack, I'm looking into how to fix things. Be posting soon!
02-12-2009, 06:40 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...
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.
02-12-2009, 06:48 PM
yap. this is a lot better.
oh, a necklace on him will help the jump and fall
02-12-2009, 07:32 PM
I see what you mean with the necklace, thanks jack.
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.
02-12-2009, 10:24 PM
02-17-2009, 03:37 AM
02-19-2009, 05:05 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.
02-19-2009, 05:07 PM
Actually, I probably should.
02-19-2009, 05:07 PM
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