Here’s a project I’m currently working on that I’d love to have some feedback for. Anything would be good, but since this is still pretty rough I’m especially looking for advice on composition and colors/hues/values/whathaveyou. It is supposed to be a “red” theme, so any advice on how to make it seem more red while still keeping the coloring realistic would be nice as well! Also I really suck at rocks and ground, so I guess advice on that? I don’t know, I need it all. :P
Thank you very much.
I’ll give you some advice on the composition here. Since that’s the biggest issue here.
One thing that should always be considered is the well known “Rule of 3rds” which I’ve mentioned in previous critiques. The rule of 3rds isn’t that complicated, it’s a lot about where you place the “focus points” in a painting. Focus points is basically what you want the viewers eye to first look at. Therefore you should avoid placing key objects and focus points in the centre of an image, since we want our eyes to wander around the painting.
This is my so called “redlining” or paint-over of your submission.
One thing to remember is that there’s a reason why canvas dimensions are called either “landscape” or “portrait” - pictures that shows a lot of environmental elements work best on a canvas with more width than height. On your version, you picked a “portrait” dimension of the canvas, which makes the environment feel cramped up and too tight.
A sunset/sunrise is a typically serene scenario, using a wider canvas helps you increase this feeling.
Now also note that I placed the bunnies on the area where the red lines meet, as well as the sun on the opposite cross. Whenever you have an image with two objects looking/facing each other it’s always good to use this “diagonal” placement after the rule of 3rds. it’s classic and always work.
I decided to not go too much in to the rest of the picture, because I think that just by fixing the composition you have already improved the picture a lot.
I hope this was of any help. :)
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Dunno if anyone’s interested in these, but this was my latest assignment for CGMA’s Art of Color and Light class- this past week focused on how light interacts with different materials.
It’d be cool to try some different skin tones, I just used my own pasty hand for reference. Maybe even an alien species with non-red blood, so the occlusion shadow glows a different color where light passes through? Would it be purple for Namekians and green for Vulcans? (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧ possibilities
Also, the iridescent pearl wasn’t a requirement, but I enjoy Sailor Moon and suffering. If anyone’s got pointers on iridescence, I am all ears over here, because I clawed my way through that one screaming
"The Big Bear Aircraft Company," written and illustrated by Chris Sanders while still at Disney.
Just a short little read, but so worth checking out.
You should click the link and read it
Hey guys! Here’s a good, FREE art program with some amazing fluid features! Go to 7:00 to see some examples of how the program works.
If Photoshop is too expensive for you, this program—Verve—might be just the ticket! And I swear, people are getting texture effects I’ve never seen come out of Photoshop proper.
Even if you don’t feel like you need it, recommend it to your friends who might! It does require a fairly recently graphics card, but the size of the program itself is very small, so if you have a laptop for example it might be just the thing.
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Anonymous asked: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?
the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
Recommended reading for animation students and enthusiasts.
I’m quite often asked about how to get started with animation. I don’t feel that I’m successful enough yet to really give out valuable advice, but I can recommend some books.
I deliberately left out “The Art of…” books because they entirely depend on which movies you like the look of. So I stuck with more practical ones.
Cool step by step process by ﾘｱｽ式海岸 on Pixiv.