Here is a paint-sketch of an asian garden with some shape and design elements based on Eyvind Earle's style of painting.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
These are rock studies for the next piece I'm working on. I've been looking at the work of Eyvinde Earle, and the visual development for Open Season, witch was influenced heavily by his work. I'll be drawing a lot of these before I start drawing the finished piece witch is a Chinese garden with an outhouse in it.
Posted by Aaron at Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
After having a tough crit with the great Mike Humphries, I made a few changes to my Troll Haven composition. The simplicity of the original thumbs was suggested, I pushed the trolls living space back and made more space for the characters. This time I probably will paint the characters on acetate with cartoon color.
Posted by Aaron at Friday, August 08, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This painting was done after a sketch out in the field at the Arboretum a while back. I'm not impressed with the way nature looks in Southern California in the summer because the sun is so bright it washes everything out, so I had to improvise by using a warm cool limited palette inspired by a painting I studied in The Art of Mulan.
Posted by Aaron at Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Here's the final with characters, I decided to paint the characters right in the scene witch for me is bold because I'm always worried I might mess up the original background. The painting was too dark to use my black transfer paper so I used a bright pink colored pencil to redraw the characters in the scene so I wouldn't get confused when I started painting the characters in. I lit the troll in Photoshop along with some highlights on the characters to enhance the look.
Posted by Aaron at Friday, August 01, 2008