I'm Really Starting to Love Environments!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The title pretty much says it all. I've been working on environmental design for a project I'm collaborating on with some friends, and today I sort of let my mind start drifting...

I've been looking at a number of old Warner Brothers cartoons lately, and really admiring the level of understanding their layout department had in shape design and color theory. When my mind started drifting today, I thought about all the crazy stylized trees you can see from time to time in the WB layouts. I figured I'd take a whack at a few, to see if I could start to understand the method behind them.

I'm not sure that I've gained a lot of knowledge, but I've gained some. I didn't approach the canvas thinking I was going to end up with a full painting, so unfortunately the overall design suffered from neglect. I might take another whack at it tomorrow, this time putting some focus on composition.

Honestly, I don't know what's up with the spirit stag. It's like Lisa Frank walked by and spit on my canvas.

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