Sunday, October 29, 2006

Tide Pool Pencil Rendering

Possibley not done.


Blogger coffman said...

oh how i remember tidepool...photocopy and reduce this piece and add some mood...almost lose some objects entirely...make some objects standout by being fully rendered...etc. right now it looks good as a scientific illustration piece, my suggestions are to go back and make it a cool vis dev piece.

8:09 PM  
Blogger A Highly Refined Pirate said...

Ya, I was having some problems with that. The whole 30- 50 species thing really crams stuff in there. I noticed it towards the end of doing it. I want it to be more or less a vis dev piece so I can upload it to acme when its done. How do you think I would go about trying to make feel a bit more like a cool vis dev piece? I would rather it look that than a scientific piece. I want to practice this so I kinda know some stuff for courneys vis dev class. Bunny hasnt looked at it yet so I'll ask her too, but she can be vague sometimes.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Martin Kau said...

hey Candy,
Wow! that's comin along nice and sweet. Great range in your values too. good fun and dramatic piece. I agree with Dave, needs more mood, more drama You have some nice solid forms all laid out, maybe now you can start punching some holes in it to see what kind of windows you can get to show depth in more areas than just the center. Or you can put more pits of black somewhere to show that there are caves. One way to add more intrigue around you lion fish also is to make that center hole even bigger, so that the lion fish's fins overlap that hole and break up the shape of the hole, like blinds on a window. I'd say maybe go into photoshop and be bold, erase stuff, add stuff, change the lighting, it's a whole lot easier with Photoshop. But overall it's comin along, your skeelz are there you tightened down around the lion fish and kept it loose everywhere else,that's one of the smartest ways to keep the audiences attention, awesome.

3:53 AM  
Blogger coffman said...

here's a link to zach's blog... he posted these great comps a while back. they're all really rough, and done really quickly. also look at tons of art of books and mimic their tonal strategies.

5:05 PM  

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