Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rock Study

Here's a study I did for part of a World Building seminar I'm in run by Sean Murray. I'm working on a water planet based primarily on a nostalgic viewing of RI and Artthur C. Clarke's recurring stagnant Utopias. I'll talk about that more when the seminar is over.

This study is from reference. My main concerns were getting an understanding of how to paint rocks and water, and then also just paying attention to my edges and keeping a good pace while thinking about the classic painting mantras of large/small simple/complex. I tried handling this somewhere between a plein air painting and an invented scene.