James O’Shea - Week 2
Awesome sketches everyone! @David Harrington Here are my sketches for week 2 on figuring out the composition and design of this scene. Let me know what you think. I’ll provide the ref w/ sketches from last week for context. C&C welcome
Hi all, Here is part 1 of week two homework, I’ve done 4 thumbnail sketches from different points of view. I’ve found my subject matter doesn’t have simple definitive shapes like the temple used in the examples so it was difficult to make it stand out in the sketches. I’m getting better at using the mouse for the artwork. My subject is a doomsday prepper fort in the forest / cliffs environment. Truth is I am not really that happy with any of them to make them into a full size sketch, I’m going to keep working on a few more and hopefully get something better.
I think #6 best illustrates your idea. It has more storytelling elements in it and I like the rhythm of the lines. I would move the little budgie a little more left of the center, though. Great thumbnails!
Thank you for your advice! Now I’m 100% sure that I’ll choose #6 for my final image. It seems to be a little evenly divided to me. Will try to improve the flow
I think the top left is my favorite. It’s very powerful.
Second to that I agree with the bottom left. The middle left one feels very unbalanced to me and the one directly to the right of that feels kind of uninteresting.
If you choose the bottom left I might suggest widening the frame a bit more for a more panoramic view. If you did that you could also repeat more of the tower elements.
thanks Jaxilon yea I just used the one flat brush on all these, actually its probably my fav brush I use most of the time… I try to keep it simple 3-4 values ill have a different layer for fore/middle/bacground then lock the layers so i can put shadows where needed …I.try to have big confident strokes for the rocks/temples etc and more flowing sketchy strokes for the ground… had a look at your thumbs great stuff you have a lot of variety which i like… I think if you kept your values to just 3 -4 or so it would read really well… keep up the great work and keep pushing your boundaries
Does anyone know, is it going to be posted Week 2 feedback video? For those/us who couldn’t wake up at 4AM:)
They did a recap of week 1 which was view-able under lecture 1 so I’m guessing they’ll do the same for week 2!
Thanks for the feedback! So what I did for No6 was that I created a basic grid plane (with reference to my desired camera angle) and started drawing out basic shapes for all elements in the painting on top of that plane. For example, for the tree, I made a basic block-in of a cylinder in the right perspective (3 point) on top of the grid plane. On this, I started adding my details and the required twists and contours.
There’s a little imagination involved along with a clear knowledge of perspective in this, so practice drawing simple shapes from this angle. You’ll soon get the hang of it. Hope this helps
Thanks for the comment. Will Look at Shinto markers and tree to see if it is something I will incorporate in my work.
Thanks for the feedback ! Actualy I was going for the top left at first. But since I’m quite busy at work right now don’t know if I will have enough time to tackle a bottom-up viewpoint… So I went for a more classical shot. And I think I will totaly follow you’re advice by widening the frame !
Week 2 submission – going for a highlight of the Baltic Sea Anomaly. The bottom sketch looks most likely for a followup to me.
Thanks for offering this course, David. It’s a good challenge.
Here’s a pic of the anomaly…
Thank you for your feedback. I’ll most likely attempt #1 & 6
This next week is the challenging week for me. Getting out of line work and into forms.
Hey, I’m a bit late with this, trying to catch up! In this assignment I changed a bit my thinking, I’ll be doing a garden like structure, but in the center of it its placed the door to hell… mainly inspired by Rodin.
Here are the sketches I developed. Cheers guys!
Sorry for the poor presentation, been trying to avoid my screen these days.
Hey guys! Late submission due to having a bit of a sicky-icky week. I’ve attached my thumbs and final render with rough lineart and tonal/glow stuff. C&C definitely welcome!