Some Adventure Time fanart
Woah, such a smart composition with the beard & mountain!
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“For England James?”
“No- for me.”
GoldenEye was the first film-to my knowledge- that got me into Bond. It’s a go to Bond film of mine just for nostalgic reasoning.
Went for the gold-ish colouring but the challenge was more the layout and the likeness of the characters.
Almost got Bean & Brosnan right but they’re not quite right.
I tried several background designs including one that used a design based around actual amber-I thought the GoldenEye key looked a lot like sap/amber- but it looked… odd.
The design I finished with wasn’t as elegant as I thought it would be but the homage to Saul Bass’ Vertigo design seemed to fit with Alec’s falling.
Overall this was fun-ish but just under 20 pages of drawings of Pierce Brosnan’s face is something I could do without in the future.
First of all I can’t apologise enough to my fellow contributors on Lines of Work.
A mix of bad time keeping, experimentation, faffing around with too many prelims and just not having the intuition to know that this would take a lot fucking longer than usual.
Sorry guys, I really am.
The main goal for this illustration was for me to test my composition, colour management and also lighting- which kind of came as a test later on in the process.
Fell into a ‘go to palette’ (kind of) again but I wanted to make it feel close and very lantern lit but now I look at it, it isn’t that at all!
The challenge I gave myself was a limited colour choice-as usual- and to make them work within a complicated layout and composite varied characters together in a ‘layered’ crowd scene with a kind of balanced lighting that could lead the eye where I wanted it- what a pretentious cock I am…
Did a lot of prelims on marketplace ‘stuff’ and characters from Hellboy 2: The Golden Army but I thought I’d like to design a few characters myself because I like the variety of creatures that film features. Turned out that most of them were used from my prelim designs but I’m not sure if I’ve just subconsciously nicked them all.
The main feature of the illustration is the centre and I wanted focus to be on the 2 known- and very cool- figures from the 2nd Hellboy film; Mr. Wink and Prince Nuada.
Layout, Lighting & Composition
There’s a slight perspective ‘thing’ I tried to do, not too sure it’s very successful though.
However, the colour & lighting were what I thought would be key to my ‘style’ working alongside this layout. I used the darker red in the forefront to make sure that the lighter areas ‘behind’ would contrast well and lead up to the centre and the much lighter backdrop. The odd perspective was meant to help with this but like I said; I’m not entirely sure it works.
There is a slight symmetrical thing I tend to do stupidly which meant trying to finish this was excruciatingly longer than it should have been.
Anyway with that experimentation over I know what I’ve taken from it and how I can tackle the idea better next time- and within the time frame.
Rambled on too long, and again, I can’t apologise enough to my fellow contributors.
So a few fellow art types and I have started up another art blog (Lines of Work) where every 2 weeks we set a theme and then individually select what it is we’ll draw.
‘Superman Villains’ was the first theme chosen.
Honestly, I have very little knowledge of Superman and even after spending arduous time looking through lists of his enemies there weren’t any that really resonated with me.
So in the end I finally decided on not an enemy per se but his ‘one weakness’; Kryptonite.
It really is an amazingly symbolic thing both in the way it can take the ‘Man of Steel’, a semi-god, and bring him down to a meagre and pitiful shadow of his former self.
I knew I was being ambitious when I started the prelim sketches, I did realise that it would be difficult for me to draw the crystals and jeez, did it take some commitment.
The designs on the different crystals were pretty much improvised as I went a long, some things with line in sketches didn’t work with my digital process so it took longer than it should have.
I wanted to depict it’s sinister essence and I thought it’d be appropriate to layout the crystals into a kind of skull, enclosing Supes in its jaws. I designed the bottom crystals in prelims but didn’t know how I’d fit them into the artwork even though I really liked the design, but then I had the idea that I could use them as a kind of ‘foaming’ from the Kryptonite skull mouth.
Didn’t know which I should have submitted; with or without ‘shine’, however I decided that ‘with shine’ didn’t feel like in keeping with what I’m doing in my ‘style’ at the moment, it felt too much like an outline which is a no-no to me.
Anyway here they both are and make sure to check out Lines of Work for the other awesome submissions.
Ah, like I came to you, begging to cook meth. Oh, hey, nerdiest old dude I know, you wanna come cook crystal? Please. I’d ask my diaper-wearing granny, but her wheelchair wouldn’t fit in the RV.
I love this too much