This collection of pictures are of the same painting of one pose done by Alan in life drawing class. I've posted these separately because I'm particularly proud of it, as it shows my progress in figure drawing from scratch after only two months, and found it extremely enjoyable to work on.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
This is my final concept for The Secret Lair of the Byzantine Cannibal with revision to the lighting and drama in my scene as suggested by Phil and Jordan.
This is a basic render of my final scene, with each object within the scene mapped out accordingly but still subject to changes or edits. I have added colours so as to differentiate between each object and have place a simplistic altar in the scene to show the finished hero prop's place within the scene. Any ideas and feedback on how this can be improved is appreciated.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
This is my final concept piece for my Byzantine Cannibal's secret lair. The recent addition of detailing on the background wall is a mix of photographs and hand drawn detailing, It portrays a scene unique to my vulture cult and allows me to show my audience their lore and history through imagery.
Friday, 22 November 2013
Thursday, 21 November 2013
This is an assortment of different adjustments made to my final concept piece after making the mosaics on the back walls more opaque and adding coloured lighting. Each one is a little bit different and feedback on which seems more suitable or closer to something that is more finished is appreciated.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
|Fig 1: La Belle et La Bete poster|
The film 'La Belle et La Bete' or 'The Beauty and The Beast' is a black and white French romance written and directed by Jean Cocteau. The film has two very different personalities, the traditional French idealism and the odd, anthropomorphic stylisation. These two contrasting ideas seamlessly fuse together at a single place within the film, the Beast's castle and produce a very strange but oddly intimate and believable concept that has enchanted audiences and inspired further adaptations since then.
"This film is such a visual delight that I gave up worrying about ideological considerations and just embraced its beautiful and influential dreamlike imagery." ( Caldwell 2011 ) The realistic constructs within the Beast's castle are few and far between, with arms as candle holders, stonework with moving eyes and doors that open on command making up the majority of features. The appearance of these objects differ's however to Caldwell's description of Cocteau's fantasy elements as "dreamlike" because of their anthropomorphic designs, which adopt a freakish theme in this fantasy environment. The Beast's castle, as mentioned before, is a convergence point within the film of classical French architecture and the fantasy world of myth and legend. "...weird, enchanted domicile of the Beast." ( Malcolm 1999 ) The Beast's domain is something of high fantasy, a relentless bombardment of the fictional elements in an enclosed and hidden space within the forest, Its this enchanted domain that contains many odd and weird constructs that have excited and entranced audiences, with them even influencing adaptations.
|Fig 2: Belle's father inside the Beast's castle.|
|Fig 3: The Beast's appearance exchanged with Belle's Fiancée|
Fig 1: La Belle et La Bete poster At: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TRju1TnYfxU/TKcFuXRD3DI/AAAAAAAAAE0/3y-FsZWpu2k/s1600/la+belle+et+la+bete+film+poster.jpeg
Fig 2: Belle's father inside the Beast's castle At: http://derekwinnert.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/6.jpg
Fig 3: The Beast's appearance exchanged with Belle's Fiancée At: http://intervistamag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/la-belle-et-la-bete-1946-8238-1310736113.jpg
Malcolm, Derek (1999) At: http://www.theguardian.com/film/1999/jul/01/1 (Online Review) Accessed 18/11/2013
TM (2012) At: http://www.timeout.com/london/film/la-belle-et-la-bete-1 (Online Review) Accessed 18/11/2013
Caldwell, Thomas ( 2011) At: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1001902-beauty_and_the_beast/ (Online Review) 18/11/2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
This is a paint over draft for basic scene colours and layout for my Byzantine Cannibal's Sacrificial Chamber.
Friday, 15 November 2013
This collection of images are render stills taken from two different block outs for my scene to test out perspective angles and components to include. Any feedback on which are the most effective would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
As suggested by Phil went back into Photoshop and extended the blood altar scene I posted earlier to include more of the room.
This is a more refined and interesting look at the sacrificial chamber. The perspective, suggested by Phil, is a new take on how the chamber might be viewed and I think it allows for a more directed view of the altar, with the gold engraving and trim particularly effective. Any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated.