Thursday, April 1, 2010

Coloured Apothecary Layout

Here's the coloured version of my apothecary layout.
-The light sources are the candles on the right side of the frame (in the foreground and middleground). Their lighting is reflected in the circular pattern of light, as well as the orange-tinted highlights and speculars in the composition.
- I tried to use the shadows to frame the staging area.
- Speculars on on most shiny surfaces facing the candles and near enough to the strongly-lit area of the composition. They help pick out the edges of the middleground pieces as well as define the bottles, jars and equipment.
- the focus point is the desk and cash register. It is the lightest part of the frame and is framed by the shadows cast by the candles.
- This is a three-point perspective layout.
- The only elements of rim-lighting are on the flask of green liquid in the very bottom right corner of the frame.
- I tried to use a somewhat complimentary colour scheme. The composition moves from dark, blue, shadowy areas to bright, orange candlelight.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Redone, but still needs work.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2 Point Perspective breakdown

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One point perspective layout

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This is taken from Nightmare Before Christmas. I like the angles in this layout. There's no regularity to the perspective in the room, but the shapes work to frame the stage and draw attention to points of interest. The character has plenty of room to act.
This is taken from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Really, this is just nostalgic for me. I saw this image and was instantly reminded of the film. This bridge always struck me as being creepily atmospheric, while not itself being obviously menacing.
I've been gaining an appreciation for more graphic modern design styles recently. I like the use of simple shapes and lines. The blocky coloration of the background pushes the readability, while the lighting frames the stage. Simple textures add interest.
Taken from Hercules, this layout is quite dark. The shadows set a suffocatingly gloomy mood, while the shapes centre your attention on the stage.
This layout is from The Iron Giant. I like the framing of the Diner and the depth of the road. The lighting highlights the key location and helps suggest a rolling-hills country setting.