Tuesday, February 15, 2011

'And the Signal' Process

More and more we plan to post peeks at work in process or material like this where it's a peek at the process throughout to completion. I planned to post this on Deviant, way back when I completed 'And the Signal', but I got sidetracked by other stuff and simply forgot I made this set of progression images. This isn't a comprehensive tutorial type of piece, simply a peek at some of the stages.

With these image art shots I have always tried to both experiment with new ideas and maintain my own personal style. A good deal of Theos KE Polemos is very much film noir, in the classic sense, so it's always been a blast to work on atmospheric scenes such as this and the previously posted update of 'Blood Wake'.  There's more material waiting in the wings, stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

I love seeing these photos of succession, the steps taken to create the final image. It's an amazing process! Great work!

Tom Dow said...

"Selection flats"... this is most interesting since it provides the best insight in to your process. Is this as it sounds: flat painted areas which double as selection masks?

I recall when we worked on the UofM project that you would create cross-sections to define your color scheme. I found that very educational. Do you do the same sort of thing for your personal work?

Vulnepro said...

@Via Kali Thanks G :) I've wanted to post stuff like this for some time so better later than never I say. A lot more stuff is coming now, just a matter of getting to all of it.

@Tom Dow Indeed it's as it sounds :) It's something I picked up when I worked with Dreamwave and I have since used it, modified it, or simply used other methods depending on what I was after. What's nice about this technique is it's very simple, straightforward, and effective. I tend to use to to break up complex shapes, like you see in the BG, and also for character work but of late I have been doing sometime quite different I arrived at, and I rather like the results.

So, yeah, I do often use techniques like I used on the UofM project for Thunderbean on my own work.

Thanks Tom!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Lovely work !!