Saturday, 2 April 2011

Fantasy Art Class Week 8 and 9 - 29th March 2011

I'm cramming two weeks into this blog post as I didn't have time to get last weeks posted.
Week 8 - 22nd March.
The purpose of this exercise was to to see what you had learned from the previous weeks exercises about composition, lighting and balance. A rough plotting guide was given  as a starting point (fig 1 and 2) and the rest was completely up your imagination.



Here are some of the results. I will post more as and when you submit them to me .

Drawn by Orazio
Nice character development, Orazio.

Drawn by Claire

Drawn by Jacqui
Nice Pirates of  the Caribbean feel to this one.


We continue with the quick easy to draw exercises that should enable you to complete a piece of art, with spot colour, in just two hours.
It often helps to choose paper with an appropriate colour tone for the piece you are about to embark on.
For this piece, paper with warm earthy tones were chosen that would easily sit with the red spot colour that I had in mind. Red was chosen as I felt it would create the right atmosphere and tone. I wanted a kind of  aggressive war feel to it which was kind of inspired by the movies Conquest Of  The Planet Of The Apes and Battle For The  Planet Of The Apes.
Here's week 9's exercise  condensed to a select number of stages.
The  plotting stages are in black and white so that  they are easy to follow.

It may help to use a 9 panel grid to plot the composition

using simplified shapes, draw the main parts of the anatomy that will define the pose .

Identify the areas to be solid or  shaded before applying  ink.

A mid grey (in this case a  copic neutral gray 5 marker) has been used to make the contrast between the solid black and lighter tone less stark.

Finally, some highlights are added to help pull the character out from the background.

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