Wednesday, March 31, 2010
These were some of the distortion projects I did for one of my classes last semester. I really do love distorting the faces of models and fellow students. Ah, but the last one, with the crystals, was my independent project for the same class. It was pretty free in terms of subject and media, but it was based on J.G. Ballard's "The Crystal World", a novel about a jungle in deep Africa slowly crystallizing, turning any object, thing, person, or plant into a beautiful display of jeweled facets and lattices.
This is the actually Dune desert scene finished. i realize now that I poseted the older version. I like the contrast better in this one, you can really feel the jagged, harshness of the Arrakis landscape.
Which brings me over to the next image, which is the actual project I had to hand in. It was a four-page brochure based arounda theme. My theme was drawing concepts for Frank Herbert's Dune, a great sci-fi novel (I love it, but it can be pretty cheesey at times). I decided to do two illustrations, with two concept sketches. sadly, the latter illustration, while a scene from the story, lacks in style or completion the first illustration has. But it was a defintely fun project, glad i went with it.
Monday, March 29, 2010
This was one of my favorite projects from last semester. I see some small errors now, but i was incredibly proud of what i used in this project. I had a basic illustration in Photoshop, imported it, the used the pen tool, gradient mesh, layer opacity, the works. Really loved the end result
By the time i got to this one, I was rushing to complete it. It's the weakest of the three spreads I feel, but defintely one of my favorites. There's a lof of detalis to the robot I'm not sure show too much in this image. Again, there are problems with the edges of shadows and highlights.
This was a project I did for school last semester, in my Book Illustration class. The story was about a farmer and some pesky rabbits, though I took some liberties with the story. Overall I quite enjoyed this project, and may consider book illustrationas a career option.