Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rat


Thanks for the input yesterday, I went with version "B" and painted up this comp. I'm not entirely there yet but this is the level of doom and gloom I was going for. I'm really try to learn this whole color thing at the moment because it will be the difference between success and failure on this one. I still want to hear from you but then I always do.

15 comments:

larry said...

I like the rats nose up like this, likes it's curiously sniffing the air.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Larry, I drew this one a bit quickly but I think that aspect seem to work.

Munich Newman said...

I will agree with Hans.

Moish said...

this has the best of both A & B

Lucia B. said...

It's a really good work! It's interesting to follow each step of your creative process, it's very instructive for me! Thank you!

Janene said...

I like the whole thing but especially his wet fur, like he just swam through something nasty!

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

Thanks Fraser, I agree with you too.

Steve Cox said...

I agree that you've managed to combine the best of both images. One thing I liked about the earlier versions is that there appeared to be a blueish mist in the middle ground which knocked it back a bit and gave a greater sense of depth. This element hasn't made it through to the final version which is a shame. But then again, what do I know...

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks everyone, I take all your comment seriously and they will all be considered for the final version.

Hey Steve, you know plenty.

dominique eichi said...

Very good final work. I did like the A version and now it is so well improved.

Stephen Gardner said...

This isn't the final, I'm working on that right now, but thanks Dominique.

Jess Yeomans said...

love love love!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Jess, I'm working on the final painting now, at least I hope it will be.

Jeff A. Menges said...

Hey Steve. I like this palette so much I'm going to borrow it. You're kickin' down some good stuff here, sir—Keep it up!

Stephen Gardner said...

Jeff, I'm delighted, I'm really trying to figure this color thing out at the moment so I'd be real curious to see what you did with it.