Saturday, 31 October 2015

"What If" Metropolis Thumbnails 1-7

After researching my collaboration artist of Ernst Haeckel Art Form of Nature and I have made an influence map building ideas. I have created my own design of the artist inspiration as well as of the influence map ideas by taking different shapes and ideas out of it to  combine them into my own drawing style.  

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Life drawing - Halloween Special

What If? Metropolis Research - Ernst Haeckel Art Forms of Nature in 1899

 Ernst Haeckel is a philosopher, professor, physician, naturalist, biologist and artist. The pinnacle of his work Art Forms of Nature began to publication in 1899 and still an astonishing record of life on earth. When his art and science combine something is sublime can come to pass. 

 Haeckel works  produced an illustrations that people could be taken in and understand the image that glowed with colour as well as brought the exotic and remote into the libraries of the world.  They were the culmination of decades of works for Haeckel a contemporary of Darwin and the work of the English naturalist although their ideas separate out with several important points. The 89th plate from the Art Forms of Nature and shows a variety of turtle species and it is from the leatherback at the top left to the common snapping turtle (bottom right) and he capture them from a marvelously. This was no attempt at photorealism, however how sea and land (seamlessly) merge in the picture.

The colour of the images looks like a seawater animals with different textures and pattern. I like his work because it very interesting  patterns with lots of detail drawing.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Space Oddities: La Belle et la Bêt Movie Review

Fig. 1 La Belle et la Bête (1946)
Jean Cocteau's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (originally released in France as La Belle et la Bte) stars Josette Day as Beauty and Jean Marais as the Beast. When a merchant (Marcel Andr C) is told that he must die for picking a rose from the Beast's garden, his courageous daughter day offer to go back to the Beast in her father's place. The Beast falls in love with her and proposes to marriage on a nightly basis and she refuses having a pledged on her troth a handsome prince also played by Marais. However she is drawn to the repellent but strangely  fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a the key, telling her that if she doesn't return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief.

Figure 2

La Belle et la Bete is a landmark feat of cinematic fantasy in which master filmmaker Jean Cocteau conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death.  Henri Aleken subtle black and white cinematography combines with Christain Berard's masterly costumes and set designs to create a magical piece of cinema a children fairytale refashioned into a stylist and highly sophisticated dream. 

" The film unfolds to a perfectly poised slow tempo in surreal settings that gain intensity from the fabulous decor and the costumes, the glittering lighting and the many moments of magic effects. The candle- lit shadow- play deepens the gothic atmosphere of the beast's castle, harking back to early expressionist classics of the genre."

Figure 3 

The dialogue in french is spare and simple with the story largely told in pantomime and the music of Georges Auric accompanies the dreamy, fitful moods. The settings are likewise expressive, many of the exteriors having been filmed for rare architectural vignettes at Raray, one of the most beautiful palaces and parks in all France. and the costumes  too by Christain Beard and Escoffier are exteriors affairs, glittering and imaginative, lacking only the glow of colour.

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Figure 1; La Belle et Bete (1946) 
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Digital Painting - Production Art Tutorial- Bench and Shark Teeth with Tail

Shark teeth and tail to convert into benches

Monday, 26 October 2015

Maya Tutorial - Modelling

This is a screenshot show that all the source images are layout into individual picture to combine them together into a modelling. It is a process as well as step by step and showing the tool option for each images.

Digital Painting Production Art Tutorial- Bench and Shark Thumbnails

Thumbnail 1

Thumbnail 2

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Life Drawing - Research of The Artist Alberto Giacometti and Andrei Zadorin

Alberto Giacometti

The artist Alberto Giacometti  techniques is used are charcoal and pencil with lots of continuous lines  of the figures drawing. Then he added with chalks and pastel for the background. I think life drawing is hard and I need lots of practice to make it prefect drawing. Now I am getting better with shape and lines bending of the body.

I am compare both artist  have different variety style of techniques and various materials approach of their work.

Andrei Zadorin

The artist Andrei Zdorine adds an extra dimension to this aspect of his work by squencing still images to from a painting photographic series and using the medium of oil paint his image choices with extra power and emotional weight. I like it because it show  more stand up and dynamic. 

Colour Palette
I made colour palette layout that showing I have used water colour paint and tracing paper to show different types of  paint colours sample of the two artist above I have research.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Life drawing - Exercise 3

Images 2: 

I am getting better from last week by showing the shape and bend of the body of the 

angel drawing of a pose to pose drawing skills with quick sketches done 1 or 2 minutes .

Anastatia Colour Comps Interiors

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Anastasia City Exterior Establishing Shot

This is a screenshot showing  it is step by step of my final piece of Anastasia City of the exterior view on Photoshop. The layout I used black grey and white  colour of the paint brush on Photoshop and remove different layer by showing the step by step result of my final work is display.

The second screenshot show that I have arrange in order from the start  to finish of my final piece of Anastasia exterior view.


Research Water Canals

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Flash tutorial: Transformation

Space Odyssey 2001 - Movie Review

2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Poster
Fig 1 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) poster
This movie was target on the film A Space Odyssey 2001' and there is hardly any characters development in the plot scene. It is symbolism as well as  deeper meaning behind some of the soundtrack sounds like  Star Wars themes with many other topics. This actually film was made in 1968 by Stanley Kubrick and it was inspired by the earlier generations film similar as 'Metropolis'. The concept of this film really shows the probably inspired such as Star Trek and Star Wars movie theme. The machines and his achieved his special effects and there is not a single moment in this long film, when the audience cane see through the props. The stars in the movie shows it look like stars and outer space is bold and bleak

Fig 2: Main Ship
The craftsmanship of the models was also ground breaking and it visually the scene is very hard to read and understand like if you are on drugs was  probably what the scene was inspired by. It was in the 1960s and by the drugs and "Tripping" was quite common, It means Lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD helped make the sixties what it was. Kubrick's vision was for this movie the year 2001 holds up reasonably well to considering its 1960's perspective. This is due in on small part, to the dedication and passion that hardware designers Fred Ordway and Harry Lange brought to the film.

Fig 3 Space Suit

They are two types of space suit appeared in the film for example one for lunar ops, the other one for deep space ops. The main differences between the two types are colours description ( the lunar suits are all silver with white helmets, while Discovery's deep space suits are all on colour and appears to be custom fitted to the specific crew members) and backpacks the deep space suits feature a small thruster at the bottom of the PLSS).

Fig 4: 'HAL'

HAL is a supercomputer  that can think for itself, in other words he is an AI (Artificial Intelligence).  Kubbrick's 1968 film is called the paint them in a rotten light. Compare HAL to his less conniving, more benign counterparts, Interstellar's TARS or Iron Man's JARVIS. It means corrupts and make it decision that he thinks will make a good decision, preserving himself so that the mission can be completed. The technology HAL corruption is very interesting notification how is a shape like the monolith, tall, black and sleek.


Fig 1: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) poster ( Accessed on 18/10/2015)

Fig 2: Main Ship ( Accessed on 18/10/2015)

Fig 3: Space Suit ( Accessed on 18/10/2015)

Fig 4: 'HAL'
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Roger Ebert. (1997) 2001: A Space Odyssey ( Accessed on 18/10/2015) ( Accessed on 18/10/2015)

Friday, 16 October 2015

Research Taj Mahal Stones with Flower Desgin and Photoshop ditigal painting

I used lasso tool to generate idea for my own design to make Taj Mahal stone design with an Indian flower pattern onto Photoshop and drawing the outline of the flower petals by using different colours from the reference research image.

Illustrator - Pen Tool Exercise 1

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Research Taj Mahal exterior view point

I have chosen some images that it shows exterior aspect point with  different angels view point of the Taj Mahal for example like a helicopter shot view.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Life drawing - Exercise 2

  1. Second drawing in continuous line.
  2. Quick sketches 30 second each.
  3. Quick sketches done 1 or 2 minutes.
  4. Small sketches done in A1 sheet of paper for last 20 minutes. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Research Taj Mahal images,Turkey architecture images and Photoshop digital building thumbnails drawing

The Taj Mahal is a mixed with the Islamic tradition of combining calligraphic, foral, and abstract geometric motifs. There are types of media used to create these patterns such as stones, carving in high relief, painted stucco  and inlaid with hard stones. These are some inspiration images and  I might take some ideas for my Invisible cities to produce the final outcome for my city.

I used the lasso tool on Photoshop and it is easy to created  any shapes as well as painting round the shapes to make my own ideas of Anastasia City ideas as long as looking at  different architectures designs influence.

 There are some images of  turkey architecture that inspired me of the different building landscapes. Which influenced me to take some parts to construct my own style onto Photoshop. I might take some area to add more detail drawing or add patterns into the my final conclusion.

Monday, 12 October 2015

123 point perspective - Photoshop exercise

I have done  123 point perspective exercise on Photoshop drawing  basic shapes and cubes and then selected different layers to convert into group for each  perspective points.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Digital Anastasia painting

I don't have Photoshop software at home  so I decided to use the paint software to create
Anastasi City as well as more detail drawing with key description words and ideas for each one.
 For example concentric canlas watering, flying kites over it and  bathing in the pool of a garden and a women.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Space Oddities: King Kong (1933) Film Review

King Kong Film Review

Fig 1 King Kong poster
The start of the picture, it's clever screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth rose ( based on the story by Marianne C. Copper and Edger Wallace) suggested the coming terror. The film was shot during the spring and summer of 1932 in the confines of the studio. By their limited budget for the sets, Cooper and Schoedsack used the jungle location from the latter's previous film The Most Dangerous Game (1932). It is an adventure film that also started with Fay Wray when it was released.

The element of this movie is a greatest and most famous classic adventure- fantasy and part- time film of  all time  is King Kong (1933). Co- producers and directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack both real-life adventurers and film documentations. The movie is low- budget story of a beautiful, plucky blonde women (Fay Wray) and a frightening 50 foot ape-monster as a metaphoric re-telling of the archetpal Beauty and the Beast fable.
Fig 2 : Still King Kong

The element of the King Kong of colour black often depict them as subhuman ape or monkey-like and consider the plot of the film: Kong is forcibly taken from his jungle home, brought in a chains to to the United States, where he is put on a stage as a freak entertainment attraction.He breaks his chains and goes on a rampage in the metropolis, until finally he is felled by the forces of law and order'. (Rosen 2004)

The race was an issued within 1930' s America. In despite a decrease of hatred groups like the Ku Klux Klan is a race was still a concern. It undertones are hinted at within the scenes in which Kong is held captive. It shows that big strong character came out of the jungle,  Kong is seen as 'the black man' who scared that he will steal the female and make him hers.

 It wasn't the airplanes and It was Beauty killed the Beast.' If we look at King Kong in terms of a racial metaphor, "Beauty turn out to be the withe women."(Rosen 2004) This kind of the theme is foreshadowed in the behavior of the "natives" in the island where Kong is captured. It is a stand out film influence blockbusters full of adventure stuffed as well as full of social context. It has special effects such as expressing views on gender, dash of sexual connotations, buried beneath and fulled of storyline
Fig 3 : Fay Wray wriggles above New York City

Fig 4 : Ending scene 

Fig 5: Art of the Title

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Figure 1: King Kong poster
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Figure 2: Still King Kong (Accessed on: 10/10/2015)
Figure 3: Fay Wray wriggles above New York City ( Accessed on: 10/10/2015)
Figure 4: Ending scene ( Accessed on: 10/10/2015)
Figure 5: Art of the Title

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Life Drawing Exercise- Sculpture

This is the  first life drawing session involving looking at the complex sculpture by drawing your own idea from an angle view of using charcoal with white papaer and white chalk with black papaer. Analysis the dynamic shapes from hoops, bamboo sticks and coloured tape and stared to to drawing my own style of  making the outline and adding shading and pattern into it.