Friday, April 18, 2014

Peter & The Wolf 5: Illustration & Too Many Words Edition

As promised, here are the two illustrations I was able to complete, I wanted to post some process stuff, as that's what this blog is for, hence the separate post. 

The story of Peter & the Wolf is very basic, the majority of it is the music and your imagination, but for illustrative purposes I switched it up a bit.
Peter and Duck are friends, bros even, they leave home one bright happy morning to adventure in the woods nearby, they stop for a snack, the wolf sees the duck and he likes what he sees.
He attacks, the duck is eaten, Peter runs away in fear, unable to save his friend.
Now Peter has other animal friends, and he wants to get his revenge on the wolf, so enlists the help of Bird to capture the wolf.

Now here's the fun(??) part!


I posted these in a previous post, but these were some early thumbnails:

I liked them chilling in the field with a menacing wolf somewhere and then switching it so Peter was the one doing the 'hunting'. So I chose my thumbnails based on that.

I kind of based this on this thumbnail, although, although that changed somewhat, it was more the idea behind it, Peter & Duck are unsuspecting and the wolf is sneaky.

Some color thumbs, I liked the idea of the grass being gold so that was a color I tried to keep in most of these (tried green for funsies)

Then I just went ahead and painted it.

This one was the bane of my existence for a while. I had such a hard time with the color, value, composition, and everything.

So this was my initial sketch, the thing on the tree branch is the cat (when she was in the story)

Some color thumbnails, I probably did the local colors for this one 50000 times and changed the composition as many.

Finally after asking a lot of different people for ideas, and  a lot of help from my awesome teacher. 
I picked one of the color thumbnails, and just tried to make it work, I added trees in the background, but found out they kind of messed up the composition, so out they went.  

and that's the end, I'd like to do some more on this (like a layout drawing of the yurt, I flippin love layout drawings). But there you go!


A totally unrelated robot girl at the cluuuuubbb yis

Peter & The Wolf 4 : Free At Last Edition

It's been a while, almost a month! School-wise I am almost done, just a physics final.
I was able to get pretty far on this project, I think there's a couple of things I still want to do to fill it out a bit more, especially more story moments, but this was the final turn in for the class. :D

I'm going to break this up into a few posts since this could get a bit long. So look for the illustrations in the next post!  --  check it out here!

Peter's turn around (I originally had them all painted but I liked the look of the lineart next to the 3/4)

The many faces of Peter: 

The wolf final

The wolf chilling 

The Birds!

Ducks (still want to do a character sheet for the final bird/duck)


The next couple of posts will go over the process and final on the two story illustrations I was able to complete. It was at times was difficult and involved but good in the end?


First attempts at some trees, I learned tree stuff while working on these!