Monday, February 27, 2012

Ponyo background study

It was time to learn gouache I thought... So here's a study of a background from the beautiful studio Ghibli film 'Ponyo'. After struggling with watercolour the past 12 months or so, it's so nice to use a medium which is pretty forgiving.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Concept art - Frog Orchestra

I finally got around to scanning these... Here are some preliminary sketches for the 'Frog Orchestra' piece posted last entry. Included are two outdoor paintings of a gully which were part of the inspiration for the colours and lighting. Some of the thumbnail concepts have a better, bolder colour scheme I feel. And the final piece got a bit tight and fiddly. That's just experience I guess..