Saturday, April 12, 2008

Indiana Jonesin' for some color

Talk about your tough act to follow!
I'll be a 'not-yet-ready-for-MAD-magazine' player for quite some time to come, I'm sure. :)

While I normally wouldn't go this far with a grayscale rendering, I just couldn't help myself. I was having too much fun and wanted to see how far I could go without adding any colour. I've realized that I could probably go another month, but then I'd be adding individual stitches to the clothing, and each freckle on his face. And really, there's no point to that. I took out the texture in the whip (except for the the part in his hand) because it was distracting, and was way too crisp, so I blurred it up and I think it was the right choice.

Colour will be done by the has to be as that's the deadline. I'll be sorry to see this one end, but since it's going to be my postcard submission to magazines, I'm looking forward to seeing it dropped into the mail.

Sad to see this course ending.


NoriNori said...

Man, what hasn't been said about this piece already. This is amazing and I loved seeing your progress. Best of luck on the final!

Jason Seiler said...

Patrick, this is looking REALLY good my friend . . . GREAT JOB!!!

Mark Sinclair said...

Hey Patrick - looking great man! Can't wait to see what you do with the color! Are you going to go all oranges and browns like the old Struzan posters?

Patrick LaMontagne said...

Hey Mark...I love Drew Struzan's work! The colors are all done, actually, just working on fine detail. I won't deny that he was an influence, after all, he did all of the Indy posters that we associate with the character.

Indy is all about those colors, anyway, but Struzan's palette was much more saturated than mine. I also didn't use as much orange.

I actually sent him an email recently and he replied very warmly. If you rent the movie 'The Mist' there is a great special feature about interview and was a wonderful surprise.