It's all about establishing a mood in this panel. That's one of the most important things I've learned from studying Zaffino's artwork... sometimes it is more important to clearly establish a mood than to clearly see a character. I thought this moment was a great opportunity to take advantage of that.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Here's two additional panels that take place in the rain. I was especially happy with the composition on the left panel and the lighting of the figure in the right panel. The lighting and rain really helped reinforce the mood that I thought would be appropriate for this scene. Tombstone is not the safest place to be right now...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Seriously, there may not be many more things that I like to draw more than rain scenes. You really get the opportunity to push the mood, atmosphere, and texture. I used the rain as mainly describing the direction of the light source. It didn't need to be covering the entire panel to communicate the idea that it's raining. Instead, I wanted to show how the rain is interacting with the environment. It's more of a challenge, but much more believable. Then, I would render the rain in the sky closer to where the light source is originating. This would reinforce the idea of a dense atmosphere. Hope you all like!
Friday, May 18, 2012
One of my favorite panels from Holliday. Are there other panels from the book that are technically better? I'm sure. However, this is one of those panels were I was pretty happy with the combination of mood, lighting, texture, ect. Sometimes, it's even a rendering technique that makes it worth the extra time that goes into it, like the droplets of rain on the side of his car window. I had way too much fun rendering it. It's sad... I know.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
I try to not submit full pages as previews for fear of spoiling part of the story. However, this page doesn't give away too much. I was also really happy with the close up of the character in panel three. I just love the marks you can achieve inking with a brush!