Monday, May 9, 2011
This final illustration for Under the Earthquake is the pivotal scene for the film. With sudden, last minute notice, 24 hours before a meeting with the film's investors, I was told to illustrate the moment of tragedy following an Earthquake in the movie; a smashed house, rubble, and the rather complicated challenge of illustrating 2 layers of devastation.
I used fuzzy screen caps from Fallout 3, which while not very clear, at least provided me with the vague angles I would need to illustrate a bird's eye view of debris through two stories. From there I kind of just formed a patterned approach to rendering wood, metal, and cement rubble. Then I hastened the coloring process by adhering to a strict, limited color palette.
Really the toughest part ended up trying to nail the appropriate expression of anger and sadness on the main character. At the end of the day, it had to get done with very short notice (though ironically, it is the main image of the film).
Friday, May 6, 2011
I hate making excuses for why this came os late, but it did. I just hope the drama of the screen, as well as the general situation, met its mark.