Thursday, 23 May 2013

Knightive American

Knightive American design WIP V1 + Quick Matte painting. Starting to shape up. Update with the white eagle dragon/griffin.


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  1. I love how this looks, the scenery image has some really nice vibrant colors and the knightive american looks awesome! Great idea! :D

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    1. Thanks Malin, you are too awesome. Thanks for the kind words. I am hoping to turn this idea into a 3d piece in the future, I have a cool backstory which I may flesh out into it. It is nice to finally start getting back into art after such a long time. Love your art, very cheerful and it is going to be awesome to see how much you can progress as you have the talent and determination to take it wherever you want it to :)

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    2. You are most welcome! :)

      I look forward to seeing what happens :)

      oh gosh, Thank you! I will try my best :)

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  2. My god Mike! You need to update this blog more, this stuff is inspiring me so much!! :) Well done! How do you nail the colours like that?!

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    1. Thanks Laura :)

      I am not the best person to ask about colour as I am colour blind lol but it makes me appreciate what colours I can see. My advice from what I have learnt is to not be afraid of colour, go nuts but keep things in balance.

      Many people stick to a limited pallette of precise colours, that is a great way to start off and to keep things within context and balanced but I feel that you should not limit yourself to set colours, go with whatever colours you feel are right and go nuts, you will understand what works and what does not, and you will not really need a colour pallette as such in the end as you will have self control of what colours will work, and what wont. Balance the saturated colours with the unsaturated, too saturated and it is cartoony, undersaturatd and it is lifeless. It is hard to get right, which is going to take me a long time to understand.

      It is all balance with art, that is what I try to go by. It is more fun letting yourself loose than to self contain yourself, that is why i never use lines, I would rather slap the paint on and enjoy where I can take it but also embrace the failures it brings. I need to brush up on linework as well when I can as it is also important but in different ways.

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