Thursday, September 18, 2008

test paint

I chanced upon my fellow colleague, Kai, watching this artist produce his works by using photographs in the initial process and then treating and manipulating them to paint over etc. I find it pretty useful, since I'm still learning how to pick colours for paintings. Though I don't use the guy's method 100% like he does, I just made use of the pictures for colours. :]

I prefer using photographs as textures, but I think I would be happy to manipulate photos to get interesting shapes to form new art.

The above was a test paint using colours from the original flower image I had. I love the blues and yellows. Her hair colour wasn't part of the original image though. She's giving off a rather pierrot/clown-like quality because of her skin and lip colours. It's still rather flat though. I'm not satisfied with the shading (or lack thereof). Oh well, better one next time.

Oh, and she reminds me of my doll girl, Kotone. I wanted to paint/draw the next dolly I'm saving up for. She's going to have a snow white skintone, is sleepy-eyed and look like a bisque/antique doll? I'm so not saving much at all. -weeps-

Monday, September 15, 2008

First Hardboiled Article

The company I'm working in right now has this online magazine called Hardboiled. I was given my first Flash-based article to work on last month, and I did one called Flower Power. The issue's theme is the Hippie era, so Flower Power is all about pro-peace.
My very first attempt was way ghey and unacceptable. =A= I lacked the inspiration for a 'Flashy' layout and I didn't like it very much. However, when news came in that MTVi wanted to make use of the theme to launch a photo contest, I was eager to revamp the layouts! X3 So yay, here be uber colourful designs to feed your eyes! Haha... I worked on the little animations as well, though I must say it's not that great. Got to get more used to animating more elements in a flash article. ^^ The article was scripted by my com's scripting whiz and I had a little help from my art director as well. :]
You guys can visit the live website here at MTVi and do join in the photo contest! ^^=
Below are some stills of the article layouts I did.