Sunday, April 10, 2011

More Jack and the Beanstalk


Early Jack personality exploration.


I've been experimenting with color lately. It's definitely one of my weaknesses. Specifically I've been experimenting with hue-shifts within different areas of my designs. While this has really pushed me out of my comfort zone, it has also, as someone helpfully pointed out to me, made my work a little muddy. I think it's most obvious in Jack's face. 

In thinking about this, I've come to the conclusion that hue shifts should help to comunicate form (warm/cool relationships etc...) or subtly create interest. If the purpose is to create interest, perhaps the shifts should be more gradual so as to be interesting without becoming distracting. And that theory is subject to change too. I'm interested in hearing any other thoughts on the subject. 
  

21 comments:

nate said...

I love these

Sam I am said...

The gestures in the middle are gorgeous. I can't stop looking at them

Chenny said...

what a cutie!!

Claudio Cerri said...

Love him! This artwork inspired me so much! Excellent sketches!

JAKE said...

OHMYGOSH I love those trees. I want to live in one.

Josh H. Black said...

I also want to live in one of those trees! Really cool designs and colors

Chris Hayes said...

I was looking at your portfolio and between you and sam I was feeling rather threatened, motivated, and empowered. I forged these feelings into a magic sword called Pathagmus and we must fight now. Prepare thyself!

haha, no seriously awesome stuff dude.

Abz said...

nice work! try flipping ur art work horizontally while working, and then flip back when you're done-- you'll be surprised at the more accurate renders and results! :)

Kevin Merriman said...

the trees, the TREEEEZZZ!! haha.. lovely stuff.

on hue shifts - at the moment i with you on that. the most successful ones i see are hinting warm/cool, atmosphere, mood.. but haven't noticed much with form. i think this guy does some cool stuff with hue shifts -> http://kizer180.deviantart.com/gallery/

might be worth checking out..

Kevin Merriman said...

and when i say form, i mean like.. plains. the dude i linked is successful i think because he's doing gradients, hence it changes gradually.. heh.

anyways. i should be in bed right now.

Anthony Holden said...

GREAT shapes, Scott. And those gestures (also very shape-based) are so fun, too!

andres casciani said...

really great work! I don't think your colours have any problem, these characters are plenty of life and impressive shapes! Its great to meet your space Scott!

Heidi Smith said...

I love the trees!

Tooninator said...

Checked out your portfolio. Pretty sweet stuff!!

Bianca Beneduci said...

cool shapes!!!

nathanellisperry said...

sometimes you gotta use mud... just do it poetically. haha. have you ever seen arthur rackham's jack and the beanstalk? i fancy the one of the giant falling from the sky. swell work scotty.

Scott C. Gwynn said...

Thank you everyone!

hadi tabasi said...

wwwwwwaaaawwwww
great works
i like your works
thanks my friend

Howard Shum said...

Nice work!

Mike Terry said...

Cool designs, Scott! I know how you feel. I didn't start working in color until a few years ago, and still learning. Since I only color digitally, I'm still trying to learn how to use the tools correctly.

chiara ganzer said...

great, great, great stuff!