Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Assignment 2

In order to push myself and get out of my comfort zone, I've decided to take part in David Mattingly's matte painting course. He provides a lot of his info from his "brick and mortar" classroom in his classes. Here's images I did from the 2nd assignment.

For this I tried to stay within the confines of the plate we were given.


I've seen quite a few matte paintings that are painted to match a full 2k res, so I figured that's what David was having us do. I don't agree with David's notion of having us design while painting. I seperate the two. And while I don't agree, I totally understand it. The design of the castle gives us our own original design, gets us to think about the process of designing while painting (which can be hard sometimes, but sometimes HAS to be done) I designed the castles as silhouettes first


Then I applied the silhouettes to the plate and painted on it.


On this one I went with more of a fantasy, LOTR feel to it. Tried to keep the castle classic though.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

silhouettes while holding my son

Holding a baby, while you do your daily warm-up you are limited to what you can paint. I find these silhouettes to be very fun, and achievable while you only have one hand available.

I'm trying to get into the habit of painting in the mornings, when everyone's asleep, so that I am assured the time I need to paint everyday. 6 days a week hopefully.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Structures sillouettes

I recently received The Skillful Huntsman from my sister and her husband for Xmas. So when I haven't been working on freelance I've been reading that. It's seeped into my subconsciousness.

I just sat down to sketch in order to warm up to do some logo sketches for a client, and these just started to come out. I've circled my favorties.