A quick play with atmospheric lighting, here again I have just used gradients to colour the whole image. I think I would like to revisit this at a later point and play with some colour comp variations.
I have been quite inspired recently through numerous artcasts, and a want to improve my own art, to start doing master studies. I watched Lesson one of Noah Bradley's Art Camp where he explains master studies in a way that I have never encountered before. He describes how to do value studies and colour studies as well as a full master studies. It left me wondering who my favourite painters were... I realised I didn't have any. This has spurred me onto Google Art Project to find what artists I do connect with and de-constructing their work to find out why. I must admit I never thought it would be so much fun!
While scrolling through the Art Project galleries I stumbled upon Degas and that long missed visceral reaction flared up, I liked his works but couldn't say why. So I decided to start my master studies here with Edgar Degas, in order the paintings are Examen De Danse, Dancers and La Repetition au Foyer de la Danse. I have done Value/Compositional studies as well as small colour studies.
Something different this week, I don't often get the chance to play but I found a spare 5 to try test out come lighting and composition, putting together everything I have learnt form the awesome Oatley Academy.
On Saturday I participated in a Virtual Animators lecture 'Animation Insights With Pascal Campion' where he demonstrated how he approaches panting water. Two words.. MIND BLOWN!
Wow, having never really thought about attending online lectures, until joining the equally mind blowing Oatley Academy Live (check it out!) it was an amazing experience, Virtual animators have a series of other lectures coming up soon with animator Andrew Deja called 'Broad and Subtle Animation and Approach to both' Thought I would put the shout out as I will be attending and hope to see some of you there!
Here inspired, I played with some lighting!