Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A real fistful...

illustration,Graeme Neil Reid,Western

Experiment time for me. I wanted to do a colour test and I also wanted to do an illustration from Sergio Leone's 'A Fistful of Dollars', so I combined those two needs.

I pencilled this almost as usual but wanted to keep the figures pretty vague in detail as part of the colouring test was to be about textures more than anything else. Once it was pencilled I scanned it and adjusted the levels and contrast in Photoshop to create the 'inks' and then spent about two to three hours playing around with the colouring. The result is for me not a success but a move in a direction I want for some work I have planned. I've done a flat kind of tonal style before and I wanted to add to that with a rough and quick texture. Maybe it works and maybe it doesn't, as an experiment it didn't take too long and I can see the next step to take so many positives.

Pencil,Graeme Neil Reid,illustration

1 comment:

  1. ahhh, when I watch those films ( often ) I want to paint every scene, they are colour & composition magic. you did a great job here.