5 Sep 2010

Presenting Ivan

I wrote before that I want to present Ivan as if he is captured in animation and its not just him in bland background, but in his environment. Also the picture serves as a peace of concept art for future development.



The idea for the environment isn't new. A month or so ago I've posted some sketches, one of wich captured the proportions, composition and shapes for the environment depicted here. But what happens in the place is what really directed the design. Initially this  it is where ship models are built and  tested in the lake. So we can see shelters made out of sails, or half of the ship deck used as arbour and so on. 





14 comments:

  1. your blog doesnt update on the dashboard anymore. I think it's because you've changed the address!

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  2. i did change it... damn.. :/

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  3. This update showed on my dashboard. An update which is fantastic by the way. Good going Jola.

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  4. I had to change my address back :D Ether that or the world would've never heared about Jolanta's work :D Thanks Jon, to get a compliment from you is like to get two compliments :D

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  5. haha i love it! got a realy nice yola feel to it...esp like the lighting, really feels like its all one image! the only thing i'd say is...how big is ivan supposed to be? cnt really tell because in proportion to the scene...or the angle, he looks quite big?

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  6. He's a giant!!! http://i56.tinypic.com/28084jq.jpg

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  7. Nice improvements Jon :D Yeah, people are liek bugs to him :D But actually I do imagine it be of a midsized dog :)

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  8. :D You should put something in the scene to give a sense of scale though. Right now he really does feel that he is extremely large. The fact his lower regions is a boat hull really adds to that & the moment you put in an extremely crude image of a stick man he feels as if he is extremely large. Like he could walk through the shallow parts of the ocean and yet still have the hull floating on the water. Which is quite a lovely image.

    Just try and consider scale in your scenes and how you will show that scale. This is why concept artists use little basic stick figure drawings next to creature concepts to show how big they will be in comparison to ourselfs.

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  9. Also - Thanks for the compliments comment. That's extremely nice of you :)

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  10. yeah i agree with jon, maybe somthing quite subtle that reflects the nature of the picture too? like an anchor or somthing that looks tiny in comparison to him?

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  11. anchor.. thats brilliant! why I didn't think about that??.. :D

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  12. Yes Jon :) Thanks again for the time spent to make it :)

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