Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Hey! So this is a still from the animated short "Swan Song", which I got to work on in early 2013! In the short I animated the cat and did some color work too. It is my friend Ashley Armstrong's senior thesis short film, and she hopes to enter it in some film festivals soon! The short now has a Facebook page and if you would feel so inclined you can show your support by liking the page! We would all be eternally grateful if you did! Thanks :)
So for a long time I've been unhappy with the way I color things. I'm ok with my sketchy stuff, and my really "finished" stuff. But to color something fast, and simple, kind of in between sketchy and finished, I just didn't really have a default way of doing things. So I started exploring and I tried to figure out what I liked and didn't like. Here's what I started with:
I like these pieces, but really I didn't enjoy doing things this way. Especially with the first 2 pieces. While I love the way they turned out, the line work and the flat colors was just too much work and too rigid and too boring. So I moved on.
I really liked doing these two images. I gravitated towards different brushes in Photoshop and played around with texture. I really like this direction and have been doing more work like this. But things have really been changing for me lately artistically and nothing is set in stone. For now I'm just enjoying the ride and seeing where these changes take me.