From the category archives:
Scene 3 started with a night time sort of thing; I had just come back from Providence and Barnaby Evans’ Water Fire was still stuck in my head.
The client decided he didn’t want teepees or a fire in Scene 3.
In an effort to save time in painting I tried to keep the painting as simple as possible. The Finnigan “Sketch” they gave me for ideas was basically just rocks, so I figured that was what the client wanted.
I went a little deeper, trying to figure out what color things could be.
The client didn’t like the monolith in the middle. Drew erased it and plopped something he stole from the internet in the middle.
After I finished cleaning up my vomit, I gave in, but Drew had found something slightly better.
I quickly cut out his transparency, cut out the monolith and taped in the new image.
Then we projected.
It took a little while for us to realize we had projected backwards, oh well.
These are quite a bit after projecting. The projection is just to get the basic forms and I prefer to work from a drawn black line projected image before painting.
We were able to work the whole top half nearly together, but it would seem 5 feet panels were plopped on either side just to make the scene bigger.
That’s me again probably not thinking about the extra 10′x20′ I have to make up.
…I tried to find the pictures of us painting rocks, but it is clear that I did not want to remember therefor I will have to spare you the irritance(that has to be a word) of seeing grown men painting what appears to be nothing but rocks… so.. to the connected image at the convention center.
And a close up.
Sketch from my baby sketchbook for waterfall scene (130mm x60mm)
Scene one started as a sketch/doodle then colored (above).
Fitz wanted a buffalo in the mountains so he got 2. He also wanted a ten foot wide water fall, so things were adjusted to accommodate a straight down water fall 10′ wide.
He also got a rainbow (it got cut)
Then we projected my sketch in 10′x20′ sections:
Right after projection.
scene one, top right a little after “projection”.
top parts “finished”
bottom part. The water fall was painted separately and “connected” at the convention center:
That’s a nasty glare, but you can see everything is connected.
All of scene 1 with the props.
And go to PHL17.com for the video.
The pencil sketch for scene one Satin Slipper(from my baby moleskine)
So, these guys (our second club) gave us a whole lot less time. Drew and I brought on Sean and Nate to get it all done. I wanted so badly to get into the details for this theme, but was blocked repeatedly by logistics. (And by that I mean nothing was built, really, until Christmas).
Above is an early sketch of scene 1. I was never given the go-ahead to even bother coloring this image.
When it came time to paint my design had to be changed because the client wanted to include dimensional guys glued to the backdrop. They had them carved by some magic machine somewhere, but it meant that the background wouldn’t get any real dimension.
The day before Christmas Eve we painted this backdrop. Those guys glued to the front damage the “space” we painted, but it’s fine. Probably the worst picture of the lot though.
This is a screen shot from a youtube video, shot with a cam corder of the Satin slipper performing on a TV, PHL17.
And the last picture I have of Slipper’s work (we couldn’t get to anything to take pictures of it). My silly little phone takes ridiculous pictures, but these are in here just to show that we have to turn flats into objects, and more often then not, piles of trash into props. It’s fun work, too bad mummer season is over.
And the unofficial video (because I can’t get PHL17′s to work):
Scene one (21′x50′) with all the props.
Scene 1 totem poles. (The “trees” spin to become totem poles)
Scene 3 (21′x50′).
Part of scene 2.
The middle size drums. Side design started by Sean O’Neil.
Big drum (8′x16′) was supposed to be Fitz’s drum thus the color scheme.
The little drums with dream catcher flat (8′x12′x 4ish’). A little perspective magic making that half drum all the way round… I know, your mind is blown.