Friday, 20 November 2009

Concept Art: Hall of Dead Work in progress

Lately i havent been much active on the blog as I was struggling a bit with the perception essay which is taking a lot of my time. It is not done yet but im beggining to understand better all the theories, thanks to a helpful advices from tutor Alan and Phil, thank you once again. ( Im going to get the books soon, also :)). I restarted the unfinished 'Hall of Dead' Painting. Here are the pictures and I will take you through to what I did in them.


Here is the picture as I left it after doing some experimentations with light and colour. Also I did the reamining details, the columns on the foreground plan to show depth, with a hint of rim lighting on them.

On today's tutorials with Phil Hosking, He advised me to add some texture to the background as well as the figures, because as we all know rock is not smooth. After customizing a brush I applied some textures onto it. I don't know if you are able to see it in the picture.

Afterwards I added some more details for example the ' brown thing' in the middle wich supposed to be a black people corpse, more specificly the last king of the kukuanas that has been killed a few days ago. i just put some light on it not getting into much detail because it was something that they could identify at first, just when they got closer.

Finally, I added some special effects :), the water coming from the ceiling, that comes from the basic understanding how icicles and stalagmites work.


I still have to clean up some bit of the picture but basically will have this aspect.


I know It is difficult to see in JPEG format so when I upload the final concept I will try to change its format.

8 comments:

Hades said...

this is the shit man!
top job!
:)

Ruben Alexandre said...

thanks johny,

yours is looking really good the mood and the textures in the pedulum room, are pretty scary ( in a good away), you wouldnt catch me there, lol ..

Baja said...

Hey Ruben, can I ask you one favor?...

Since I lost my Perception Unit Brief, I can't remember the questions that are written in the brief.

Could you please write out all the questions for me?...and then I will choose, which question that I should follow.

Thanks
Baja

tutorphil said...

Hi Ruben - can't help noticing that you're taking care of a number of students ... This is great, and very community-minded, but you're also a busy lad yourself, so, if it's more appropriate sometimes, refer any queries to Alan or I, or Jackie - look after yourself too!

Ruben Alexandre said...

thank you, phil...

i ll bear that in mind when i have any query next time.

Ruben Alexandre said...

about the picture...

am i going the right way?, i know i still have to 'polish some rough edges' such on the table.

RichardVC said...

nice, you can see the depth of the painting in the skeleton let alone the rest of the painting. Keep it up, which im sure you will. Cheers again for helping me out.

tutorphil said...

Hi Ruben - yes this image is very evocative - it will be interesting to see it 'go large' - but I do wonder if maybe you might consider upping the whitish, translucent quality of the rock? Currently, the rock looks like granite or similar, but aren't the rock formations described in a more 'ghostly/white' way? (Which would mean the quality of the light would be a bit different)

see - http://www.teara.govt.nz/files/p11516nsil.jpg