Vlad Zvarun, Week 2
Hi, I am focusing more on the story telling and design rather than dynamic composition and flow ( I still tried to keep some ) I was trying to show the moment when my character arrives at this tavern in the field to get some rest, the tavern itself is some sort of field version of oasis for travellers.
I was trying to really have fun and experiment with my thumbnails and I fount this part to be very useful. I usually start with some sort of image in my head and this time it was really cool to just experiment, I do now have a much better understanding and wider range of ideas for my future pieces.
Here is some short thoughts I had during my work
1 - was trying to show more of whole tavern area with high angle
2 - was focusing more on the flow, dynamic and composition rather than story and design just for the sake of trying it, looks quite awesome but I want to show more of tavern design.
3 - is similar to 1 but with even higher angle, after I finished line art and realized that it could be a really nice production drawing.
4 - is more dynamic low angle, also made it more of a night scene so I could use light to flesh out my character more. It’s a cool piece but I felt very limited in terms of space (I couldn’t fit all of my other little buildings)
5 - is just a fun experiment with an interior point of view.
6 - is probably my second favourite piece, it’s a better version of 2 with more space for tavern design. Also moody lighting makes it quite cool story wise.
7 - is the one i liked the most as it just shows I wanted to show, design of tavern and other buildings, character arriving and fields to show tavern isolated location. Also tried to have some flow using clouds and roads.
8 - funny that it was my first image in my head when I was thinking about this piece. I thought it would be the best one and if I didn’t do thumbnails sketches I would probably just tried to stick with it.
I did my final line art and then just added some simple values to have a bit more idea about lights and shadows
Any critiques or thoughts are more than welcomed
_edit: added quick rough sketch that I think works a little bit better in terms of composition.
new quick composition sketch