Friday, March 19, 2010

Ashitaka's Journey to the West + Process

AKA Why I'm not in Studio Ghibli.

8x14" Gouache on Cold-pressed Watercolour paper

Master Copy from Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke:

Colours based on a screenshot in the movie (I missed that mark by a mile):

Drawing and value scale based on the unmodified version (concept art?) of the above image:
...since the screenshot was too blurry.


EDIT 03/20/10: The foreground values of the grass annoyed me to no end. Fixed.

EDIT 03/24/10: Clouds were a little blocky. Fixed, though the rendering still doesn't come close to the original.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Still Life Paintings + Process

Top: 6x8"
Bottom: 10x15"
Gouache on Cold-Press Watercolour paper

Wanted to avoid high saturation in these paintings as contrast with my other paintings, so I tried to make a setup mostly with "muddy" colours (resulted in really bad brush work just because I kept tweaking subtle colours). I got the structure and proportion of the beer bottle completely wrong so I hope Maureen isn't a beer drinker.