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January 14th, 2006 #1
The Binding of Loki
I am SO not doing this scene justice, but what the hell...
Anyways, doing this for my art history final assignment. I'm going to try to render the piece in a baroque style, but I'm not sure if I'm on the right track as far as style goes.
Here's where I'm at:
Basically looking for thoughts on style; what to change/keep with regards to lighting, pose, and clothing (which aparently has some bearing on the baroque style)
But, as always, any thoughts/tips/insults are apreciated.
I am open to redoing the entire thing, but I want to finish this one nonetheless.
(A few notes:
- Yes, I know loki's face looks terrible (at least to me). I'm trying to fix it.
- The sketch is larger, my scanner is tiny. So, yes, the other characters will fit.
- I am trying to study anatomy, so if there are any glaring inconsistencies please give specific examples.)
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January 14th, 2006 #3Originally Posted by Poohgee
Common pieces were religious in nature, focusing mainly on the crucifixion and the emotions associated with it: fear/hate/despair/pain. Other pieces focused on the opulence surrounding political figures, such as the Sun King. Backgrounds were either highly detailed or completely black, with the shadows of foreground figures melting away into the void.
What I'm hoping is that I can create a piece that is removed from the extravagent surroundings of common baroque art while still keeping the baroque style.
January 14th, 2006 #4
January 14th, 2006 #5Originally Posted by BlueMech
I was thinking about having an open socket and changing the dead eye to be his left, so that there wouldn't be the question "is he missing an eye or is that just some shadow?" But, again, I want to hit the style home first so that even if I have to redo this I'll have a proper image of 'baroque' in my head.
January 15th, 2006 #6
Nice start man. What is the technic you'll use later ? Did you paint it ? Or use some digi ? And just a question, I don't remember exactly: To that point of that story, did Loki have is mouth sewn ? Or is it later ? Just asking.
January 15th, 2006 #7Originally Posted by Alday.J
Anyways, I'm at a point where I should be focusing on value/shading/rendering etc in pencil before I move on to colour. I'm going to try to keep it in pencil (my art history teacher is allowing us to use any medium) and I'm hoping it won't take away from the 'baroqueness.'
Maybe I'll get back to photoshop and play around with colour, it's not due for a while afterall...
January 15th, 2006 #8