May 27, 2010

Shrek Forever After: mood roughs

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Black prismacolor in a moleskine.










At the very beginning of Shrek Forever After I had the opportunity to do lots of mood roughs for some spooky new locations. I was the only artist on the show and was experimenting so I had the leeway to do these in acrylic (the last acrylic painting I had done for animation was in 2000). Some of the roughs led to finished photoshop paintings (which I'll show in a later post) and you can see their influence in the ogre camp location in the finished cut of the show.

20 comments:

andres casciani said...

really great work! I'm always impressed about the geometrical shapes of your shadows, truly awesome!

Paolo Rivera said...

These are beautiful! I've been following your work since it was featured on the Illustration Art blog a couple years back. Thanks for sharing.

siete said...

Nathan, I love your ilustrations, but the works in the Moleskin...¡Wooowwwwwww! ¡Fantastic work!

Best regards.

Enrique.

hiccup06 said...

so amazing

David said...

I love the third image, the one that is blue and red. Great atmosphere!

Rose said...

The brushstrokes are awesome and the colors are beautiful.The effects of the combos of colors are magic.

spando2 said...

really amazing color and design as always! Do you use a lot of reference? If so any tips?

Mariusz Kornatka said...

Great work Sir

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all the best,
Mariusz

www.mariuszkornatka.posterous.com

Gulzar said...

I loved the approach!

Colin Campbell said...

These are wonderful to see, and it's really great that you had the opportunity to work in acrylic. I know a lot of artists, including me, tend to use digital as a sketchbook for oil pr acrylic paintings, so I'm really excited to see your product working the other way around with this project. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!!!

Tom Scholes said...

These are really wonderful Mr. Fowkes. I'm really inspired.

Pc Vikram said...

Very very inspiring spirited content sir ! thanks for sharing and teaching.

vjarumugam said...

Inspiring and motivating! tripped on your charcoal and watercolor illustrations. because of your blog, its going to be a great day for me. Thanks for sharing all the work.

Dilanka S said...

Amazing work!

Ganesh Kotale said...

Hello Sir,The brushstrokes are awesome and the colors are beautiful.

Minjarr said...

Everytime, I come to your blog, I am overwhelmed. :)

It's really nice to see your "before" thoughts Nathan and as always, love your work.

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