Tuesday, 28 September 2010

inspired illustrators

Jainai Jeffries
I love the style of these illustrations the sludgy watercolour effect is the style I would like for my animation. Zen king of pirate gods.
Scai 9 year old tom boy has a pirate god as a freind.

Abigail Larson ink colour effect

Jainai Jeffries Tokeil

Daniel Crosier
Interesting.....Daniels Crosier experiments drawing on wood.......

Isabella and the pot of Basil is a painting by William Holman Hunt depicting a scene from John Keats poem of the same name. It depicts the heroine Isabella caressing the basil pot in which she had buried her murdered lover Lorenzos severed head. The emphasis on sensuality, rich colours and elaborate decorative objects reflects the growing aesthetic movement. I love the lighting in the shot emphasising shadow to give a sinister feel.

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) was born in Rome before studying painting in London. He was famous for his depictions of mythological female characters. I love the feeling portrayed in the characters the personality and composition. I love the composition of this painting. Looking as a spectator. Drawing you to look down at the body on the floor. The chaoticness of this painting is somewhat peaceful with the soft subdued pastel colours and the scattered pigeons.

I love the mood of this painting the composition draws you in to the suspicious women. The women on the floor in pastels and the lady that draws your attention in black making her stand out even more. I love the facial expression that she holds and the creeping posture that she holds which makes you feel that she is not sure or scared of something to appear.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Special Effects

The main piece for the animation is the black ink slowly falling from the shelf smashing to the floor and transforming into white doves....

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Lighting Inspiration

This is the kind of glow that comes from the window. I would like. Lighting with fog in the evening.

Just looking at some texture ideas...I want the animation to look old with dust and texture...saturated colours burnt out. Quite grungy looking. And like its drawn...try out cell shaders to see what it looks like. Will need to take it into photoshop for a lot of the style.

This is the kind of look that I would like to go....Will have to speak to the lighting and texture guys see what they think...

After the last meeting I just want to go through the lighting kind of look for the animation.
We need to experiment with different texture looks but really want a burnt out look for the colours and to explore cell shading to see what the animation looks like in 2D.

This is an example of the reflections created by the candle glow and other lighting. The Lectern is made from polished wood. So the sheen of the objects on the table with the colours of the objects are important.

Environmental lighting just to show the kind of look that I want to go for inside the room. Warm caramel colours...

A good example of the light highlights and shadows from the candlelight. Chore which is around the hands, mouth and cheeks.....warm soft yellow, bright yellow, orange to brown......

I like the pinky tints merging with soft yellows and browns....

Candle light creates a warm gold glow on the book especially pay attention to the candle where the top his highlighted...custard/vanilla colour diffuses with bright yellow then dark orangyyellow.
This is an example of the kind of colours highlights and shades of the effect inside the room with the glow of candles.

Looking at lighting shadows and highlights from candlelight....Depending where the candle flame stands the glow creates shadow in the opposite direction. Highlights under the lids below cheeks under nose and top lip just under bottom lip and chin. Background dark emphasising effect.

Colours Warm glows reminds me of a glass of whisky....Dark Brown, orange, yellow, vanilla, lavender,indigo, browns shadows dark brown and indigo with highlights of lilac.....
Music video for 'Where Dream and Day Collide' by Madder Mortem, directed by Christian Ruud and Kim Holm

Madder Mortem - Where Dream & Day Collide from Toxic on Vimeo

I love the lighting in this piece. As the camera pans in to the window it gets clearer but the extreme hazy light angelic or ethereal in quality is exactly the kind of lighting I would like to achieve for the animation. I love the mix between highly 3D elements with simplicity of shape and style 2D of the character with exaggerated flowing hair. Contrast between nature and machine.

Museums and visits/Inspiration

Behind the scenes at maidstone museum. Shocked to hear that most museums has about 70 % of artifacts that dont even come out on the floor as there is no room.

Lighting inspiration

The scene takes place in the Evening, I just wanted to show the beam of light from dusk to give a spiritual enlightening effect.


These Textures are before they have been edited to look worn out and subdued colours - water colour style.
Painted wood effect
Texture for bird house etc
For basket
Rocks and path etc
Path texture




For inside roof

for shelves

For stairs
For lecturn

Librarians cusian is made of this leather chesterfield style. Sits on the shelf to her work.

Leather for books