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The War of the Worlds


Justin Gerard

Today, I'd like to share some sketches with you from an upcoming commission for H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds. I have always loved this story, both the book and the radio drama, ever since high-school. It has remained a fascinating story ever since, one full of inspiring scenes, concepts and moments. Yet for all its hold that it had on my imagination, I never really had a chance to paint anything for it.…

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Painting Practice, Phuket


Ron Lemen

January 23, 2021 - In short: Improve, train and practice. Each attempt, a step forward Positive Progress   511 - TL;DR Student Demo checklist: Time to spend on study:  Long enough to note objective goal(s) are accomplished - Student's Objective goal:  Mix colors to emulate late afternoon tropical outdoor lighting in Phuket Thailand Student's Secondary goal:  Abstracting the colors towards a calligraphic realism within specified regions of surface (focal center and foreground foliage) Steps 1 - 2:  Design grid, measured with Design Index (a gestalt of perspective, color theory, and composition tools) and drawn using the shape overlap design principle - (shape/terminator/cast) in order of discovery respectively (Images were not shot in time to preserve these steps) Focal point:  Off-center steel yard Design Matrix:  1/3rd rule - contrasting diagonals Color Key:  Full Contrast - Realistic Sunlight Late Afternoon 3-5PM…

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