Sunday, 30 September 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
This is my influence map for my first concept, the passage I chose describes my character stumbling upon a cattle slaughter house. And below is the passage that I am basing my first concept piece on.
The whole noisy melee was goaded into one vast hall lit by a great skyline. The floor here was running with slippery scarlet blood. The animals must have scented the danger because the smell of blood, if nothing else, made them hault and resist though there was no way back, no where to run, because ever more cattle were being driven in behind them. when it came to their turn each was suddenly surrounded by a group of strapping men, one holding it's horns, another tying it down with a rope, until it was forced to stand astraddle. Then, whoever had the cleaver brought it down on the nape of it's neck. It's poor legs gave way and collapsed. At the moment of collapse another man delivered a blow to it's brow, cutting it open. But the beast must have lived a good while yet for it fell sideways and carried on kicking on the stones, throwing it's head back now and then, even when they buried a knife in it's throat and drained it's life blood, at which point the sad martyred look on it's face very gradually glazed over."
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Getting back into life drawing after quite a long time of not doing it was quite hard at first but Kinda got the hang of it again towards the end. Although I think next week I'll be a lot better and I'll feel more comfortable with quick sketches again. So below are the sketches I did yesterday.
For Our first project we are creating 3 concept paintings from a book except that we had to pick out of a hat. At first I was really hoping that I would get something like "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" or "20 Thousand Leagues under the Sea" as I love creating fantasy type worlds, But I ended up with "Metropole", I wasn't excited about at all since it was all about a city, but then I read my excerpt and I realized just how amazing it was, so descriptive and it wasn't the boring city scenes that I thought it would be, and Now I'm really excited about it and I'm so glad that we didn't pick our own books other wise I would never get the chance to create the environments I will be in this project. Metropole, Ferenc Karinthy, 1970