Group run through creative environment design week 2 art and feedback
Hello ladies and gents! So much awesome work in week one! Loved the silhouettes.
This week is the videos 'design pyramid' and 'reference' and exercise 5.
The point where Jake explains ALL the homework is at about the 50 minute mark in the 'reference' video.
Feel free to pop into the discord to chat! PM me if you need a link and instructions
Have fun! If you need to work at a slower pace, that's fine, too.
Post exercise 5 here for feedback and remember that thumbnails are most certainly NOT meant to be perfect
@Braden-Hallett Thank you for organizing this.
So this weeks goal is just exercise 5?
@murielle You're welcome! My motives are purely selfish
@Aleksey Yiss. I find it takes me a lot longer to find reference to copy than it does to copy it (dunno if this is the same for everyone else )
If you can do it quickly feel free to work ahead
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I like having a pace.
@Braden-Hallett also jake did say that you can use pieces in his pintrest for composition references
@Aleksey I do, too. And yes! He did. That'll make is easy.
@Braden-Hallett I have the same problem.
Looks like I'm the first to post. I had already gathered all my references since I had gone through the course before this Group discussions started
I specifically looked for Disney, Blue Sky, and Pixar references. I really enjoyed this exercise, so I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
@murielle oh i like these a lot. You did an interior piece too nice work
I can't help but notice that you started more detailed, and as you went on focussed more on simplifying shapes to blocks of value. Very cool!
Ughh this was a little rough to get through for me but I did it. Environment is not my forte... yet
@Aleksey Wow, man! That bar's gettin' higher and higher.
Gonna have to get off my butt and do some of these
@Braden-Hallett better do some work or I’m gonna leave ya in the dust
@Aleksey wow you picked some pretty tough environments. Way to challenge yourself!
I love Jeremy Fenske... not in a creepy way. I just follow him around/ I mean on IG.
@burvantill yes he’s so good! Yes that is an acceptable form of stalking
Thanks. If I wanna get good at this I gotta challenge myself.
@Aleksey These are really good. Very hard and detailed environments :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat:
While writing this review I realize you probably limited yourself to 3 colors. That might be the cause of what I'm going to mention below. I remember Will Terry saying something about limiting yourself to only 3, but I found it was to little for this exercise. So I also used white for the highlight and black for the darkest parts.
It's the highlights that I'm missing in some of your pieces, which make the focal point disappear.
If I give numbers to your images
1 . 2 .
3 . 4 . ....
In that case the 3rd one with the castle, it has a yellow glow behind it. Which makes the tower the focal point of the image. I miss that in your value version. I would put a little white around the top of the castle and see if that makes a difference.
The same goes for number 10. I feel the house and the street should be lighter than the dark part of the background. You could put in the white highlight at the edge of the building and the street.
(I'm currently at work so I can't edit the image, let me know if you don't understand )
@murielle i see what you’re saying, you don’t need to do a drawover I’m gonna keep this in mind for the next batch. im gonna do this exercise at least 2 more times.
For the highlights though I don’t know if I wanna put highlights because i was trying to see if I could rely on my silhouettes more. Because if I can communicate the shapes without the highlights I would be very happy. I really liked the silhouette exercises from last week and it made me realize that approach helps me with so many issues I’ve been facing so I’m gonna try to experiment more.
@murielle i really thought about what you said and about highlights and really tried to restrict myself further with these next few.
I had to ask how would I know there is a highlight on something, and reaized that values are relative, and contrast is what really makes it stand out. So i only used 3 values, no matter what, no white nor black. I think the fact that these were from a cartoon (steven universe, amazing cartoon with a great story and art btw) made it easier to try this out. So thank you
The next one i think will be interiors. I really stink at interiors.
@murielle looks like fun fun fun!