Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Life of Pi Challenge - SHOT 006 - WIP

I won't have time to work on this further until the weekend, so I figured I'd post a little work in progress of shot 006 from my Life of Pi painting challenge. Zebras (or horses) are hard man...But I'm starting to feel more comfortable with the general proportions of things after doing these first five shots, which is encouraging. Also the painting process is feeling more and more natural, yay!

Come back in a few days for the "finished" painting.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Life of Pi Challenge - Shot 005

Life of Pi Challenge - SHOT 005

Still from the movie :

Study :

Environment masters: The Art of Alex Tooth

Taking a little break from my Life of Pi paintings to bring you a new artist I discovered which I thought was worth sharing. Alex Tooth is a freelancer based in the UK, and he does wonderful paintings of abstracted landscapes. His colors are absolutely fantastic and his treatment relies heavily on well defined values. I find his work really brings you back to the basics of creating a powerful image. It just goes to show that you don't always need a ton of photorealistic details to create a strong mood.

You can check out more of his work HERE.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Life of Pi Challenge - Shot 002

Life of Pi Challenge - SHOT 002

Still from the movie :

Study :

I went a bit over my time limit with this one. I was having too much fun painting that little guy. Might have been an hour and half.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Life of Pi Challenge - Shot 001

A couple of weeks ago a classmate of mine started doing painted studies of the movie The Hobbit. 

You can check out his blog to follow his progress HERE.

I thought that was an awesome source of motivation to practice digital painting, and so I was inspired to do the same. I am a huge fan of the artistic direction in Life of Pi and I decided to challenge myself to painting a frame from every shot in the movie.

Obviously that's a lot of shots, close to a thousand I believe. And the next few months promise to be extremely busy already, with my internship at Raynault, and several freelancing contracts coming up. So I'm not planning on being super regular in how I proceed with this challenge. But whenever possible, I will do one every day, limiting myself to 30-40mins per shot. Essentially this is a way for me to always have something specific to draw whenever I have some free time to fill, so I don't waste time on trying to find inspiration and eventually end up procrastinating. Whether or not I make it through the whole movie isn't really the point.

So to start off this challenge, here's the first shot.

Life of Pi Challenge - SHOT 001

Still from the movie :

Study :