Wednesday, 13 February 2008
pisugtook 28-29 colour
The next colour spread for the polar bear tale. I'm quite surprised (pleasantly so) at how the palette for the arctic sunset has turned out on this one. I've been aiming for a feel of the great "What's Opera Doc" layouts by Maurice Noble. I wouldn't think to put this in the same league but those great stylised Looney Tunes animations have certainly been lurking in my brain since I was little. I think you come back to such (seemingly) simple artwork and look at it with fresh eyes and admiration as you work and work at being a better illustrator. I haven't created a colour treatment / model sheet for my characters so I'm honing and tweeking as I go along. As such I think the mother bear has developed slightly since the forest spread...I'll have to back track when I've finished all the spreads that I'm working up (my agent will need 4 or 5) and modify her somewhat.