Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Ambush "part two"

So there it is: "The Ambush part two"
I'm not saying it's finished. I might touch it again at some point... or not.
One thing is for sure: I don't want to kill the energy it has, by adding a million details!

Here's a little animation :

Gif animation

The Ambush "part two"

Finally, I found something that I liked, and pushed the sketch a little further.

I took a big canvas ( 80cm by 100cm ), and projected a pencil drawing of that rough onto it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Ambush "part two"

I started by placing elements and playing around with the composition in photoshop.
The whole thing took probably half a second.
No I'm kidding, it took 2 seconds.

"The Ambush" part two

This watercolor entitled " A Maori ambush" was painted in the nineteen century by a colorful character named Gustavus Von Tempsky.
Even though these people were his enemies, we can see the respect he had for the Maori rebels.
For quite a while I've been thinking of doing my own version of that event, by imagining what happens after the scene depicted there.
"The Ambush, part two"