Monday, 29 October 2012

Life Drawing - Session 5

I created the series of images below during my fifth life drawing session, on Tuesday 23rd October, using several different forms of media, mainly pencil and charcoal.

The last two images are an attempt at creating the idea of perspective from different angles.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Cinematic Spaces Presentation

Cinematic Spaces - Presentation

Final Concept Paintings - Cinematic Spaces

The images below are the completed digital concept paintings for the cinematic spaces project.

Disc Artwork - Cinematic Spaces

The below images are the designs for my submission disc for the cinematic spaces project.

Creative Partnership Archive

Creative Partnership Archive

Thumbnails Sketches - 63-80

The series of images below are my final set of thumbnails sketches, as I have chosen numbers #65, #68 and #75 to be developed into my final concept paintings.

Research - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Typed Research

Friday, 19 October 2012

Digital Painting - Session 4

I began creating the first image below in a previous digital painting session, but I have now completed the image on 19/10/2012.

The second (below) is the rough beginning of an incomplete experimental image for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, experimeting with a technique, in an attempt to make the scene appear submerged.

Influence Maps - 3 & 4

The two influence maps below contain the images that have influenced my designs for the library and saloon of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Thumbnail Sketches - 32-43

The images below are a series of thumbnails depicting several scenes of the book excerpts from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, including an ocean chasm, a kelp forest and a shallow sandy plain.

Life Drawing - Session 4

The series of images below I have produced during a life drawing tutorial on Tuesday the 16th of October.

The final image of the series (above, bottom) is the completed charcoal drawing that I began during a previous life drawing tutorial, on Tuesday the 9th of October.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Digital Painting - Session 3

The below images are of digital paintings that I have improved, except for images #3 which i created from scratch, during the latest photoshop tutorial.

The first two images (incomplete) have been inspired by the book excerpts from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Space Oddities Film Review - Metropolis


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Online Greenlight Review - Cinematic Spaces

Online Greenlight Review

Life Drawing - Session 3

The following sketches are a series of charcoal drawings created on Tuesday 10th October during a life drawing tutorial.


The final image (below) is an incomplete drawing, using charcoal and a rubber, which I will complete on Tuesday 16th October during another life drawing tutorial.

Thumbnail Sketches - 23-31

The images below are several thumbnails sketches, inspired by my extracts from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The series of images (below) are experimentations with coloured pencils with shading over the top, to create the idea of luminous beings and objects in a dark underwater chasm.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Digital Painting - Session 2

Below are the third set of images I have created during my Adobe Photoshop tutorials at UCA Rochester.

Unfortunately, I now realize, the quality of the image above has deteriorated and become blurred.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Life Drawing - Session 2

Below are the second series of images created during Life Drawing workshops, on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Digital Painting - Session 1

The images below are quick experimental images using different techniques to produce unusually styled outcomes.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Cinematic Spaces

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Title page from the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
written by Jules Verne (1870).
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a novel, written by the French author Jules Gabriel Verne in 1870. He is often referred to as one of the pioneers of the science fiction genre, with his most famous novels, Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a science fiction story of a scientist, Professor Pierre Aronnax, and his assistant, Consiel, who embark on a mission to track and destroy a monstrous marine creature that is attacking and sinking ships. Although, after setting out on their mission, the ship they are travelling on is struck by an unusual object, damaging the steering and causing the Professor, his assistant and a master harpooner, Ned Land, to fall overboard.

The three men, stranded at sea, soon discover that the object that the ship they were travelling in hit is in fact a submersible boat, the Nautilus, captained by a man called Nemo. The men travel with Nemo across the seven seas, travelling the distance mentioned in the title of the novel.

Book Extracts
Below are the extracts from the book that I will design the spaces and environments for.







The underlined sections of the extracts are the descriptive texts that I am going to focus on to aid in designing the spaces and environments of the novel.

Influence Maps
Below are my first two influence maps.

Thumbnail Sketches
The images below are the first groups of thumbnails sketches for the book extracts from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.