And a mini making-of of the fish props! Hope you enjoy! :)
These are some silicone fish props we made here at Jako Lanterne Studio. The props were intended for a photoshoot and needed to be posable in various positions for each picture. The digital color explorations were painted digitally over an photo of an unpainted silicone cast with the Procreate app. The finished props had fins that were fully posable with 16 wires going all the way to each tip. The body could be posed any way desired via the internal armature.
Nothing fancy, just some quick creature development.:)
And here’s the timelapse: I tried to paint zoomed out as long as possible working on the whole character before really getting the likeness right. Only then did I move on to the environment. I didn’t plan anything or do a sketch before hand so I had to figure out stuff as I went along. Not an ideal way to work, but it worked out ok in the end! I really wanted to include some very specific elements of the original Nostromo set like the feeding bird, the helmet, the Weyland-Yutani logo, a door, monitors ( I had fun taking screenshots of actual monitors from the movie) and of course a subtle presence of the alien. It was a challenge composition wise! As usual, go to the Vimeo website for a hi-res version or use the vimeo app. :)
Procreate 2.1 is finally here and I can post what I worked on during the beta stage of “fire”! I always wanted to do a portrait of Sigourney Weaver, especially after the one I did of John Hurt last year in what will hopefully become a series of portraits of my favorite actors. I am also super psyched about the new “Alien Isolation” game coming out this october where Sigourney actually reprises her role as Ripley, 35 years later!!!
I used a photo ref of Sigourney of course, but I improvised the environment as a kind of love letter to the Nostromo spaceship set design from Ron Cobb, which is in my opinion still one of the most realistic sci-fi environments ever created on film. For a laugh, read the small post-it note on the left monitor. :)
Look what the good people of Adonit sent me! I can’t wait to get familiar with this baby! I can finally see where I’m drawing, seems like it’s been a long time coming…;)
And here’s the timelapse, hope you enjoy it, it was a joy to paint.
" LA PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE"
This is a portrait of a french lady and friend of mine; I had been thinking of doing a portrait of her for quite some time and decided to do a big 24x30 canvas print of her for her birthday. She is a restaurant owner (therefore the title) and has quite a strong spirit, so I portrayed her as a revolutionary Che-like figure with lots of personal elements.
Here’s the timelapse of the “Gentle Giant” painting.