DIM: Completion of 2 x A3

I am so happy with how my two pieces have turned out! The first being the matte painting I feel I have accomplished and learnt a lot considering this is my very first attempt. I have learnt that working with water is difficult, getting the movement right, the lighting and reflections, the foam as the … Continue reading

Digital Image Manipulation

Assignment 02 starts: Feb 23rd 2012 ‘DIM:Visual Mood Boards’ which can be found here on page 2 of DIM posts: https://lisastwist.wordpress.com/category/digital-image-manipulation/page/2/ Assignment 01 starts: Oct 11 2012 ‘DIM: Lecture 1 – Notes’ which can be found on page 5 at the very bottom: https://lisastwist.wordpress.com/category/digital-image-manipulation/page/5/

DIM: Production 3 – Matte Painting

So after testing out the day to night tutorial I really felt that my piece had more impact before as it showed the contrast in colours better between the blue sea and the orange tinted buildings and sky. However, the lights in my image were getting lost, and frankly quite boring so I used that … Continue reading

DIM: Production 3 Cat Man

Finally, after removing the background, I found an image I felt would work behind the cat man. I wanted something green that would bring out the strong colour of the eyes and obviously grass or trees would fit in with the piece. I tried out many many different background but felt this one worked the … Continue reading

DIM: Production 2 Cat Man

After yesterday determining that I would continue with the Cat Man concept I carried on creating the piece. I took a while changing the eyes to a vibrant green. The original eyes were almost completely black therefore when trying to manipulate what was already there it became a struggle. I went on to find a … Continue reading

DIM: Development of Idea?

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post I struggled with creating the cat man but wanted to use the image and work on it so far. I began to think of different ideas and concepts I could do. Below is what I came up with: Vibrant colours – similar to my very first moodboard), change the … Continue reading

DIM: Production – Cat Man

I found the perfect image to transform into a cat through deviantart.com stock images: Taming the Wild 10 by *Ahrum-Stock http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/model/men/portrait/#/d2fie6j I began by re-touching the photo, airbrushing out any imperfections using the spot healing tool, blurring the skin surface, changing the exposure, exaggerating the highlights a little more and continuing to take out any … Continue reading

DIM: Research – Day to Night

I wanted to change my matte painting from day time to night time turning the lights on. Following similar steps to the tutorial linked below I tried but things still did not look right. I feel this may be because of the existing highlights and shadows that were in the images but also that I … Continue reading

DIM: Production 2 – Matte Painting

Today I continued developing my matte painting and feel it has come on really well. I’ve manipulated the colours to add in contrast between the blue water and orange sky and sun reflecting off the buildings. I made sure the light source was positioned correctly to fit in with the already existing highlights and shadows. … Continue reading

DIM: Production – Matte Painting

Stock Images I will be using: River by ~Tepras-Stock http://tepras-stock.deviantart.com/art/River-43722781?q=boost%3Apopular%20in%3Aresources%2Fstockart%20river&qo=3 A wave by ~SurfindaMatrixStk http://surfindamatrixstk.deviantart.com/art/A-wave-122769104q=boost%3Apopular%20in%3Aresources%2Fstockart%20wave&qo=2 .: Refreshing :. by ~rjdp1 http://rjdp1.deviantart.com/art/Refreshing-111689057?q=boost%3Apopular%20in%3Aresources%2Fstockart%20wave&qo=21 City road by ~F3rd4 http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/?qh=&section=&q=city+road#/d2lb7aw Sky http://mayang.com/textures/Nature/images/Clouds/dramatic_clouds_sunset_180093.JPG Second year of uni complete, so happy with module results so far and final two assignments handed in today. Seriously need to relax and sleep now before … Continue reading