Back from Prague, this workshop was awesome !
Really. I have a wonderful time there. The city is magnific. I've shared and learned a lot. Really happy to meet again some friends and discover new peoples. I come back home with a fuckin' inspiration.
Just want to still rise my own standards.
So here are some pics I've done as demos.
I've tried to do some different things from the other instructors, just showing different technics and approaches. Even some of them that I'm not using really often.
First day, I began with a pic inspired by a conversation with Marko the "incredible chara designer Bastardo", about life experience and the need to feed ourselves from Life to grow as artists.
He told me he was once in a plane, sitting just near an old woman trying sadly to cut a chocolate barre with some plastic plane knife.
What a wonderful life !
So I've taken his story as a starting point for making a picture (like a kind of artbrief), creating a SciFi weird vision. As I explained, I began with notes and quick sketches, to find as much references and symbols as I can to express this kind of "social slavery".
Assembly line (c/o my speech about composition and Vassili Kandisky, "Points, lines and plans"), chains and cables, barre code, Brazil the movie...
Second day, I've worked on an environnment, inspired by Prague.
First day there, I've taken hundreds of photographs of this awesome town.
And then my goal for this pic was to create some futuristic vision of Pragues, like in 2038 for example, for a videogame.
It turned as a comic-book cover then, on wich I added graphic design :
Here's a funny photograph, just taken in front of our hotel.
I've just duplicated the vertical line of the L to make ALEKSI and then putted it in my picture :
Third day, I was talking about comic-books and storytelling, graphic layout for pages and this kind of thing. I've used my Prague's picture to produced quickly a double B&W page. And then Oblio filled the ballon captions with appropriate texts :
Then a monster speedpainting and an interesting photo taken through a longview in the city :
I was happy to speak not only about technics but also about composition and creative process. I don't know if it was clear but I have fun with it.
IT WAS REALLY FANTASTIC !!
cheers everybody !!
Just want to add a really huge and honest thank you to the Conceptart/Massive black team for inviting me there as an instructor.
I've spend a wonderful time in Pragues with you.
Thank you Coro, Melissa, Andrew, Marko, Carl, Jason, Mike, Sean, Michael, Layil...and everybody there (cos' everybody was really nice with me).
Thank you to Hpx and Nox too, french poopoooparties are the best :p
Hope to see you soon, and maybe before the next workshop.
We were talking about improvments and progress during this workshop with HpX. He was talking to me about "intendents" stuff. I've witnessed it, looking at some sketchbooks. The difference between the first day of the workshop and the last one was huge. Looking and hearing composition class from Andrew for example, Sean, Michael, Carl explaining painting, shadows, Jason talking about colors theory...Glad to see it really worth it.