Monday, March 26, 2007

Rough Cuts


I couldn't think of anything better then real mutilated soldiers to build my fantastic characters on top of for this war scene. While placeholder images that will have many layers worked over, these help me construct a realistic dimension into my characters and creatures.

2 comments:

zeke. said...

It's really intriguing seeing this picture progressing, hope you carry on posting these fragments until it's finally done. Personally I find it really hard to do something on photoshop that is satisfying as a finished image in the way it's satisfying to complete a drawing, maybe because the process of photoshop can go on as long as you want it to with endless transmutations...

aeron said...

I resisted, hated and ignored digital art until I discovered Alessandro Bavari about 4 years ago. http://www.alessandrobavari.com/ And after seeing what his digital stuff looked like hanging on the walls of a gallery in Chicago, I fell in love with the medium. The details are vastly time consuming though. That character on the left with the ripped up face, what you see there is 4 random photos chunks dropped together to give me a sketchy idea on what I was going to do. That area, which is really a pindrop compared to the size of the rest of the image, took me an entire night to arrange with probably 50 unique layers intricately cut out, feathered, burned, dodged and manipulated into a very weird but digital...thing. I love this medium and although I can get the finished image that I want, it is sooo frustratingly time consuming.