Sunday, February 15, 2009
Making up for lost time on these recent posts...
As promised, I've posted the sketch before the final this time around. I hope the image is clear enough for you all to get the main idea. The size is roughly 18" X 12" so it's going to be pretty large. The medium will be acrylic paint.
I'm trying to capture a dramatic moment between a hippo and turtle trapeze team. The circus tent ceiling will be dark red and white. Costume colors are yet to be determined but I'm thinking of doing a throwback to the trapeze artists of the early 1900s...Barnum and Bailey style. The spotlight will be primarily yellow with a very dark shadow cast upon the tent.
My initial thought/concern is that the turtle looks too large but I'm going to be focusing on creating some pretty dramatic depths within the field of view...so it may work out in the end. He's supposed to be pretty far in the foreground, so I'm really wondering whether that's evident or will be with color.
I'm really excited to get to work on this one. I've planned an interesting light source which should really make the hippo's spotlight shadow really pop!
Do you guys see anything I need to address?
Posted by pete at 10:43 PM