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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

'Morlocks' in progress...

A little work in progress...

Image #1
Image #2
I was having some compositional issues with this piece in the beginning [image #1]; mainly with the pillar/ subjects tied to it & far BG... In relation to the foreground subjects, something about it didn't quite sit right; eventually I came to realise it was the depth between them all [or lack there of]. It was nowhere near dynamic enough so the resulting problem was that same experience you get when staring at an image on a screen or a painting too closely... there's no sense of depth & everything looks 'flat'. To get around this I scaled the middle & BG down by about 60-70%, keeping the base of the middle ground relatively in the same position as was originally [image #2]...
Image #3
Image #4

Felt & looked a lot better but I now had a lot of dead space... [Doh!]... Decided to give the composition an added description to help sell the sense of depth even further & bridge the gap between foreground & middle ground; so threw in a shadowy cave entranceway [image #3]. I'm hoping to get across some nice 'under-lighting' here; part highlighting the mysterious Morlocks & a little spilling onto the roof of the cave entrance they're peering out from.

I won't be spending as much time on this piece as I did the 1st painting but as always would love to hear your thoughts & welcome any feedback. Peace out y'allz!

-M-

2 comments:

Z!N said...

Love ya work. It's amzing how we get to see this develop into the finished piece. Awesome work.

Max said...

Thank you very much Z!N. I'm glad you like. The next update should hopefully be the completed painting so do stick around ; )

Thanks for taking the time to comment!

-M-