Apr 21, 2009
Fee-Fie-Fo-Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.
I'm working on balancing Jack's escape through the forest (greens and green lighting) with the giant's threats of violence (reds), while maintaining the clear treasure (golden goose).
Jack stopping for a break going up the beanstalk. I'm trying to keep this calm and cool, while not falling into the traditional blue sky/white cloud sky. The bark on the beanstalk was a little more purple, but Kali said it reminded her too much of the Incredible Hulk. I don't see why that's a problem, but it looks better now anyway.
Two of the Jack and the Beanstalk pieces are approaching their final colors. This is before any variation or tone is added, and before my lines are colorized. I just figured I'd post these because I'm pretty happy with them. There are sure to be minor variations here and there, and a couple of major lighting changes for the top one.
...and I just got done giving Daniel Krall's Illustration II class (which I TA) an assignment about mood in environments. I figure these better be pretty good so I prove I'm not just full of baloney.
If anyone wants to grab these and do major color overhauls for fun, I'd love to see what you come up with. It's always a blast to see what sort of color pallets people work with.