Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
See the progress post with more pictures and a detailed report of what's going on here at ISO50's blog.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
There was a lot of preliminary work involved leading up to this point though. I had to photograph myself in rough poses to explore the mood and feel of the character, and to get something to show my model and explain to him what needed to be done.
Secondly, I recruited my younger brother to play the part, and he was fairly willing to oblige as long as he didn't have to "take his shirt off". He struck some nice poses, and the costume artist (my mom) did a fabulous job coming up with a decent costume in about 30 minutes (thanks mom!).
The most difficult thing was my stupidly photographing the model 1/2 in shadow and 1/2 lit, which is not good when you're working with other photos, etc. So I had to work around that quite a bit, using the Dodge tool in Ps to even out some of the darks on the model.
The final image is made up of close to 10 or 12 different images, and I ended up with around 20 layers. The interesting thing is that the overall image looked a lot warmer in Photoshop than it does now in the browser. I'll have to remember that next time...
So there you have it - the god of WAR!!!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Next Week: The Final Drawing!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
For about a week now these stalwart guardians have been holding down security here at the Illustration Desk.
Call me weird, but I still have a great love of Legos. I built with them all the time when I was a kid, and would spend a whole day working on massive projects of imaginative grandeur. It was the way I built my own sci-fi and fantasy worlds, and to an extent, I still occasionally try those ideas out in Lego bricks now.
These Rebel soldiers are ready for anything the Empire throws at them. I love the details the figures have... just like they were in ESB. My goal someday: have a little converted closet in my house with all the Lego Star Wars models I can get my hands on - all in a diorama setting. How's that for a geeky kid's dream?
Get your own at lego.com.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The infamous volcano in all its terrible glory. How beautiful is such a powerful thing. How great the One who performs such miracles.
I have always wanted to go to Iceland, and this 2 minute time-lapse film just makes me want to go more. Also enjoyed the seemingly Sigur Rós-ish soundtrack which was gorgeous.
Video by Sean Stiegemier, who you can visit here.
If you wish to purchase me a ticket to Iceland (and maybe one for a friend or two), just leave a comment in the comments section. Thanks!
Friday, May 7, 2010
A beautiful poster for the Swell Season by graphic design team the Small Stakes.
This is graphic design in its sweetest, simplest, most profound, most innocent and unassuming form.
Go buy a print at their website.
Found on Grain Edit.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Unfortunately I'm probably on the FBI beard list located close to the Werewolf under "Dangerous".
I think it's time to shave.
Found on the wonderful blog of Mollie Greene, Fresh Milk Delivered Daily.