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The use of Silhouettes in Concept Design

The use of Silhouettes in Concept Design
Silhouette thumbnails are among the most helpful and productive methods of design when it's necessary to produce a large quantity of variations of concepts within a short period of time. It's not a method used by all concept artist and it's certainly not a necessity to design a creature or a character purely based off of a silhouette shape. That doesn't go to say that all designers don't subconsciously focus on shapes and designs that make a strong impact on the viewer. We often refer to a silhouette as a black outlined shape, much like a shadow. Whether consciously or subconsciously we are always designing through the use of interesting dominate shapes that work well together. Typically the use of this type of design is a pre-production phase of concept art that is generally only seen by the artist or art director if working on set or in-house. (Note: Designs by Ben Mauro, copyright Sony Pictures Animation) Ben's work can be found at The Art of Ben Mauro

Drawing, Sketch, Art & design The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see abandoned planes, abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 15th century monastery in the Black Forest in Germany 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

AG Artworks | Ahmed Gamal's artistic portfolio How to draw a tree - tree drawing I would like to use one of my own drawing attempts to introduce two of the "tricks" I have learned from others. One of the very convincing tricks is to combine detailed depiction of important areas with unfinished or blank areas. The second one is to illustrate dimensions,proportion and space by the surrounding of the tree. 1.The tree trunk A trunk looks convincing when the viewer sees how the tree grows out of the earth. For that reason I paid particular attention to area at the trunk base. Also the play of shadows thrown by the foliage can add a lot to a drawing especially when it´s combined with marks that emphasize the three dimensional form of a stem. 2. 3.Proportion and space The other trees in the background right and behind the main trees are simply there to illustrate the general form and the proportions between stem and crown as well as the space that they fill.

FZD School of Design tempest king ANIMATION LESSONS MAIN PAGE With never before seen production work on some of your favorite KC cartoons including Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, Santo Bugito and more! Part 1: Creating Characters Out of Basic Shapes Part 2: Determining Height and Basic Details Part 3: Turnarounds Part 4: Movement Sketches Part 5: Off Model/On Model Part 6: Advanced Animation Drawing Part 7: Backgrounds Part 8: Coloring and Props 35 Stunning Planet and Space Art Tutorials | Inferno Development Photoshop enhanced Space and 3D Planet scenes created have always fascinated me. They are inspiring and makes me imagine what NASA and our nation will accomplish in the future. Creating stunning scenes of space nebulae, stars, and planets can be quite a difficult feat using Photoshop. In terms of difficulty, I think the nebulae are the hardest to create. Space Environment Photoshop Tutorial The after effects look great on this beautiful teal planet. Fiery Photoshop Space Explosion Tutorial by Collis A popular Photoshop tutorial portraying a fantastic scene of a moon colliding into a planet. Photoshop Space and Planet Tutorial This gas planet illustration is packed with detail and the lighting is really well done. Create a Spectacular 3D Space Explosion This tutorial explains how to create a supernova in the background using a proper lens flare and a cool vortex texture. The Last Supernova Tutorial by ~keepwalking07 Space Explosion Photoshop Tutorial by Tyler Bramer Nebula Tutorial by *ladyrapid

Eat Your Greens So we've all decided to take a character each and have a final(ish) design. Suzanne - Hipster Tom P- The Captain Kat - Burly Man Lynsey - Drunk Girl Tom G - Boy and Mum We've all mixed and matched coming up with designs for a few of the characters so swapping sketchbooks and ideas towards the final designs is definitely helping. Here is a couple of Lynsey's lovely sketches... At first it was difficult for me to change anything cos I loved the design so much, but have managed to take the sketches I'd done earlier on and put them together. There was something in this sketch that I liked below.. Some more sketches later... Here I started to look at the way he might run. Started a rough model sheet.

Drawing Flowers, Plants, Weeds, and Leaves with Drawing Lessons Step by Step Techniques Tutorials for How to Draw Nature Cartoons Models for drawing flowers and like forms of vegetation are so easily procurable that it seems unnecessary to give many examples in these pages. Real flowers, etc., are better than copies. For purposes of a model one flower is as good as another ; one leaf is as good as another. The only advice to be given is that the beginner should be given a simple flower or leaf. Any Weed Offers Good Practice. The general lines of direction in a drawing should be indicated, and the general shapes of the detail also shown by light lines before the finishing touches are attempted. In the sketches shown on figure 1, the idea conveyed in the foregoing paragraph is illustrated, and three stages of progress shown. Curved and Straight Lines. In the earliest exercises, when drawing flowers or leaves from nature, the objects themselves should be rendered in simplified form.