I'm taking an online painting class for the next few weeks over at CGMW. As a warmup this week we did some digital studies of screen grabs from our favorite films. I used this as an opertunity to try a few different approaches. Here are are few of mine:
True Grit (2010) : Cinematographer Roger Deakins
I started this one with the lasso tool and just made big flat shapes. Then I came in with an opaque brush. I was trying to avoid any transparent rendering.
Road to Perdition (2002) : Cinematographer Conrad Hall but with a lot of direction from Max Allan Collins' comic.
This one I started with soft brushes and then came back in with sharper brushes to find the details. I'm not a fan of this technique.
Tron Legacy (2010) : Cinematographer Claudio Miranda
I did this one in layers, working up the background in soft brushes, and the foreground figures in harder brushes on a separate layer. I got to try my hand at making a pattern brush for the dots too. I think I really got the feeling of the two figures, that Jeff Bridges on the right and Garrett Hedlund on the left, even though theres very little detail there.
Amalie (2001) : Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel
I was trying to stick to just one or two basic brushes on the others, but for this one I decided to play with a set of texture brushes the instructor gave us.