Friday, June 05, 2009

Prehistoric Settlement

FINAL ART:
©Armand Serrano.
Something I did a while back but was never used.

44 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

I like your B&W value studies. Do you usually start with those before doing a finished color version?

Armand Serrano said...

@ Jeremy: Yes if I have time. Always try to solve composition and values on a thumbnail before rendering. On some occasions when I'm on a crunch or the piece Ill do is similar to what I've done before, I'll go straight to color.

Becky said...

This is so cool! Thanks for posting a progression :)

Dano Marr said...

This is great! I agree with Becky, thank you for posting a progression.

I hope you've been well, Armand! I'd love to see you again when I get back to LA.

Ben Mauro said...

I remember this! Is it ok to show the stuff we did for BAM? or is that still in limbo?

craig said...

awesome. Love the process shots.

Zeljko said...

Great to see step by step process.
Love the richness of final piece.

SHOo said...

Looks amazing, and it's so interesting to see it step by step! Thanks!

Hans said...

That's awesome, love the style and colors. What was that for?

-Hans

Alfred Llupia said...

This is great Armand,thanks for showing!Greetings!

Brandon Starr said...

Dang man, always amazing stuff from you. I need to go home and draw.

SIM-R said...

Heyyyyyy !- I remember this one .
Been a while since I've seen it but I remember it . Still looks great !

Hope all is well .

Cheers .

vani pereira said...

Show your working!!! great, wonderful..

Annis Naeem said...

love the composition and style!

Benjamin Plouffe said...

Very Nice. i like the shapes and the render on the final one

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

Love the thumbnails. Bold, strong and very clear shapes. Great stuff Armand!

Joshua James said...

more more more! ..not that i should talk ^ ^

Michael Mercer said...

Very helpful. I will copy it and thus steal your bodacious powers and awesomeness...and on a side note blogger asked me to type dinork in the word verification and I thought it was funny

anja said...

che muy bueno!!! very good!!

Joe Kresoja said...

very nice shapes!

Martin Hsu said...

Beautiful and inspiring stuff as always.

robi pena said...

Hey Armand :-)!! So beautiful, awesome work!! Greats ^__^!!

Carol said...

Maravilloso!
Awesome shapes & color :))))
Beautiful as always,

un saludo!

abhishek singh said...

awesum stuff :)
the value study to this piece is truly awesum:)

Armand Serrano said...

Thanks, guys.

Yohann said...

Hey there, I'm an animation student studying in Auckland NZ and came across your blog from the character design site. One of our tutors is Louis Limaco and I wondered if he knew you. His face lit up when I inquired with him and said to say hi and ask how you were doing. Small world huh :)

Armand Serrano said...

Hey Yohann, Yes I do know Luis Limaco. We worked together on a number of Marvel TV series like XMen and Fantastic Four ages ago as layout artists. Please say hi to him for me, too I f you could email me his contact info, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Damion009 said...

OK dude!!! WOW!!! people can go there hole live with out seeing something this good. simply beautiful!!! your artwork is top of the line awesome...

cdeboda said...

Great post, Armand. Thanks for the 'step by step'.

Yohann said...

hey, just wondering if you got the email about Luis. Not sure if I sent it to the right address.

delatorre said...

love your work!! there some seriously inspiring stuff in here! I really like your cense of conposition

funbubblz said...

wonderful!just inspiring as always.great space divisions lovely compositions,beautiful colours.

Edward Ernest said...

I really love you art style. Awesome! I started a art blog and id like to know your option. check it out.

Craig Mackay said...

Beautiful! Thanks for showing your process!

P e t e r : : chan said...

so good!!!

Smarry said...

This is great! I agree with Becky, thank you for posting a progression.

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Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

shailesh ramgir said...

beautiful works..!! thanks for the inspirations.

funbubblz said...

hi armand
your sooo amazingly awesome....dude. i am one of your greatest fans ever and a struggling designer, need some tips from you to be a successful production designer,...abt the kind of approach you should hav towards subject of design,composition and colours? i am sure you wouldnt mind sharing some thoughts,thnx.

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Ryan said...

I watched your CTN video on the Power of Thumnails.

What's the difference between thumbnails and storyboards? You mentioned thumbnails making it into the final movie. Do thumb nail artists sketch-out every shot in a scene? Or do story board artists sketch every shot in a scene. Do directors use just one thumbnail as a starting point for an entire scene and give it to storyboard artists to take the essence of your thumbnail and turn it into a shot by shot storyboard?

Armand Serrano said...

@ryan: The storyboard process in features is taking the script into series of quick sketches/thumbnails with a limited amount of staging needed mainly conveying the flow of the story. When the workbook process in 2D takes over on the other hand, it brings these story boards into shot-by-shot design boards complete with all the mechanics of staging (lighting, camera, etc.) laying down the blueprint for the film through the layout department. In CG, process goes from story boards to previz and 3D layout.
"Do directors use just one thumbnail as a starting point ...?" The story artists are a totally different breed of talent themselves that they can flesh out a series of board sketches from a single line of script. This is also where vizdev is very valuable for inspiration from his concept artwork for that sequence being boarded.

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