Here is your back story:
The year is 1962. In a small Danish town, an antique shop owner closes up for the night. The lights dim and the door closes on another quiet day. The old shopkeeper's foot steps can be heard outside the windows as he slowly makes his way home in the snow. A spark, crackle and hiss interrupt the quiet. A warm light flickers and grows from beneath the table of porcelain and brass.
Chose one of the following photos for your reference -
This exercise will force you to deal with overlapping shapes, tangents and silhouette. For example, use the design of a prop(s) as a directional element to guide the viewer through your composition. You might frame the subject matter/focal point with a series of decorative objects in shadow. Try to create appealing groups of props in your layout. Think about the placement of every item and what is their relationship to each other and if you can tell a story with the props you have chosen, even better!
The finished design should be a line drawing composition with tone to differentiate foreground, middle and background.
Please post any questions you have on this blog and I will respond as soon as possible. When you have finished the design, post it on your blog or websight and post a link to it on this blog. Enjoy and be inspired!!
Here are a few inspirational images from 101 Dalmations courtesy of Ken Anderson and Walt Peregoy. Notice the areas of detail that frame the open areas of staging.
|101 Dalmations - Ken Anderson|
The blocked color keeps the detailed areas of interest from reading as individual objects.
|101 Dalmations - Walt Peregoy|
Artist Designs:Anna Nissen -
Camilla Smidt -
Nadia Orneborg -
Stina Willadsen -
Julie Astrup -
Yasha Monic -