June 04, 2010

Shrek Forever After: evolution of a sketch

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The ogre resistance encampment was an interesting challenge, here's one of many passes we took at it:

Moleskine sketch



Color rough



"Ogreifying" the location in photoshop



Establishing the scene as an ogre encampment and finishing in photoshop.



I prefer the previous image over this one, I'm a location guy more than a character painter but they asked me to populate the scene with characters. This is what I came up with.

38 comments:

  1. im spechless!!! its to perfect! thanks! )))

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  2. wow, just wow. Fantastic!

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  3. it just boggles my mind how you can put down a few strokes of colour and that's your location.

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  4. every step you have is such a great build up to the next. Thanks for showing us these, they're extremely helpful!

    :)

    btw, have you ever thought about recording yourself while you paint? (digital or traditional)

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  5. I love every step of those! What makes it even more impressive is that you come up with this level of quality under production pressure- wow!

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  6. thanks for sharing this process!

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  7. Fascinating! "From-sketch-on" posts are my favourites.

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  8. Ya these are so cool! I love to see the process you have to go through. Its really cool!

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  9. AMAZING . . .you're such a talent. The amount of depth, mood and quite frankly realism. Amazing and so fun to look at.

    Best,

    MAC

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  10. I so agree with Mac, its so rich just in a static form....wonderful!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your process, Nathan. Such a wonderful piece :) All the best.

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  12. Simply Amazing!Joy for eyes.:o)

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  13. incredible, the lest two look like production stills.

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  14. fascinating to watch the process.

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  15. Wow, so cool, Nathan!

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  16. thank you so much for sharing your process with us!

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  17. It seems so easy when I look at the process... thanks for sharing, here i found some of the best art i've seen in a long time!

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  18. Well i was wondering what if you were feeling more confortable with characters !!!!! that's great ! i always take you as source of learning !!!! ;)

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  19. Really beautiful Nathan! I got to paint all the trees in this one. -James

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  20. WOW! Thanks for sheering Sir!

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    All the best,
    Mariusz

    www.mariuszkornatka.posterous.com

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  21. The contrast between the lights and darkness is really beautiful in these scenes.

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  22. AMAZING . . . love the process as well as the completed frame. Beautiful Nathan,

    MAC

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  23. I had to come back for more . . . .

    MAC

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  24. Beautiful, grand sense of space

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  25. Thanks for sharing all the steps till the final piece. It's great to see.

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  26. Very nice to see the process. I should know better but sometimes it seems like you have a magic wand that you use to create these studies.

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  27. i really like seeing the steps. I also like the feel of the textures you achieve in the final paintings.
    You should populate your paintings with characters more. YOu do a great job.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  28. magnificent. Makes me feel lazy.

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  29. i love the background
    but i don like much the ogers

    eniway is fantastic

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing,
    superb work as always!

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  32. wow man, you're intense! loving this!!!

    feel free to stop by! ;)

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