Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Digital Painting Lesson #2 Master study

Here I did a Master Study in my second Digital painting lesson, here I started to use the lasso tool to help get the correct shape to my work. I found that since my first lesson I have improved within my digital painting skills, and found I have become more confident within my work. 

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Influence Maps #1

Here I have created two influence maps that I feel gives me inspiration and ideas for my city Designs. I feel these influence maps will help me by them becoming a reference for my work, and also it will allow me to think of new ideas from the images I have collected.

For my first influence map, I had ideas of a city full of light and sound. I had collected images that I felt had a sence of the beauty of night life, where it may seem dull in the day but becomes a completely new place at night; just like a city that never sleeps, a city that is awakened at night.

I also found inspiration from the Brazilian Favelas, as this was a place full of poverty and misfortune. However people had come together and made the area brighter and more welcoming, this gave me the idea of a run down city, being given life by the lights and sounds within the city walls.

Some of Kadinkys paintings had also inspired me, as I studied how just a few random shapes and colours could come together and become one within the painting, as if this could become a bigger picture such as buildings being full of distortion and oddity but with colour it makes the buildings become unique and intriguing.

For my second influence map, I had the idea of an old victorian themed city that had come together with the future.  For my main images of this map I had looked into game world cites such as, Dishonored, Thief and Bioshock Infinite. All of these worlds seemed to be out of time with the modernism look but in fact had more scientific aspects then any other normal city. A mix of a steam punk era with the dawn of technology.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Maya Tutorial #1

During the first Maya tutorial, I found that it was a slow process getting to grips on how things worked as this software is new to me,  I thought  that the tutorials really helped by having a step by step. Although the Maya tutorial did take some time to finally complete, I found that in the end the time payed off as I had completed the first tutorial and was now ready to attempt the next. 
On an overview of my work I found that the final outcome was not accurate to the one in the tutorial as the base of the egg cups was wider than I had wanted, this I will look into getting right on my next tutorial.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Digital Painting Lesson #1

For the first lesson of digital painting the group was tasked with re-drawing two images that was giving to the group, this was to try and understand how digital painting worked and how light and dark effects the tones of the images.

During the black and white drawing task I found that I struggled with the digital painting as I had never done anything like this before, although this was hard I found it very rewarding as I had gained new skills and felt determined to get better.

For the coloured task, I found the work to be slightly easier as I had a practice with the black and white task previously, although when I looked back at my work I found that my proportions was out and so will have to work on this, in my next lesson.