Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Week 6 Demo: Digital Color Painting

original shot

1. lighting study

2. block in FG, MG, BG + characters

3. add minimal details, accent values

4. color shifts with Blending Modes, Adjustment Layers

breakdown of working layers

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Week 6 Lecture: Color in Film

Examples of filmmakers using hue, value & saturation to tell stories
The Shawshank Redemption

Meet The Robinsons


Monday, February 27, 2012

Alexandra Vo: HW Wk 5

I know the final painting for the first piece is due today, but I don't feel mine is polished enough yet. Any feedback would be great.  Thanks!

Here's my work in progress for the Peter Pan tree house as well.
And then my drawing for the Mermaid Lagoon.
HW due this week: Piece #1 Color (Final), Piece #2 Line Drawing

Monday, February 20, 2012

Alexandra Vo: HW Wk4

Hey everyone!

This week was super busy, but I tried to do as much as I can. The painting is still a work in progress. Tell me what you think. :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Week 4/5 Homework

My printer was jammed so I had to take a photo from my phone, so sorry ^^"

Its almost midnight and I finished a final line drawing of my organic landscape picture. I don't know if there is anytime for criticism or improvement, but I liked how it came out a bit.

I have done my thumbnails, but I want to detail them a bit more to paint a better picture, so yeah.

See you Monday, and send some feedback if you want :]

Film Lighting Studies

Dr. Zhivago lighting studies (marker)

Studying cinematography is a great way to learn composition, lighting, color, and staging for stories.
Some good sources:

Dr. Zhivago, 1965
Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
Touch of Evil, 1958
Citizen Kane, 1941
The Grapes of Wrath, 1940

Contemporary Cinematographers
Roger Deakins - True Grit, No Country for Old Men, The Shawshank Redemption
Wally Pfister - The Dark Knight, Batman Begins
Dariusz Wolski - The Pirates of the Caribbean
Janusz Kaminski - Catch Me If You Can, Amistad, Schindler's List

Drawing Grids

Lady and the Tramp study

Week 4 Demo - Architecture/Composition

reference image

Monday, February 13, 2012

Alexandra Vo: HW Wk 3

Hey everyone! :) Here are my lighting studies for this week. See you tonight!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Please bring any reference with you so that you may begin working immediately

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ryan Phair: Week 3

Organic Landscape
So this is what I came up after completing my "rough draft" of my organic landscape. Tell me what you think and give out any pointers and advice! I want to know if there is anything that needs improvement on before I start on the final design. Thanks :]

Monday, February 6, 2012

Alexandra Vo: HW Wk 2

Here are my thumbs and exploration sketches for the next week.  I was supposed to start on a tighter line based drawing, but I wanted feedback first before I continued on that.  Tell me what you think. :)  Thanks!

After scanning it, and looking at the image through the computer, I can tell a lot of the structure is off. I hope the general idea is still there though, and then I can tighten up the structure in the final drawing.