Sunday, 13 November 2011

All Aboard!

Hey there,

Here's an illustration featuring the train from the previous post. I still feel like there are a ton of errors with this so I'll no doubt go back and rework it once I have fresh perspective on it. This is where it is at the moment though:











CTN Expo next weekend (wooo!) so not sure if I'll have time for art. I hope to meet up with some of my fellow bloggers at the event though!

Cheers!

8 comments:

laura said...

This is rad! i love the architectural feel to the train and the crowd/atmosphere.

Peter Oedekoven said...

Great Nick!!

Kan Muftic said...

the light is super.

Szymon Biernacki said...

That looks awesome! But I would have a tiny suggestion... Don't you think that the silhouette of the train creats a tangent with the dark line of the background structure? The train has a great shape and I think it would be cool to maybe get the line of the windows to go a little lower behind the train, or maybe add some more volumetric light or some steam to separate the silhouette of the trane from the building... Hope my comment makes sense;) Anyway, what you're doing here is fantastic and a great inspiration for me!

cheers
Szymon

Nick Carver said...

Cheers guys!

Szymon: That's great feedback and I definitely agree. I still struggle with juggling all the elements in more complex pictures, and composition is one of the first things to go out of the window! I'll definitely try and find a way of separating the train from the background when I tweak the image. I love the work on your blog!

Szymon Biernacki said...

Thanks man:) Have you seen the book Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre? In case you haven't- it's an incredibly great book about composition and yu should definitely check it out...

cheers :)

Nick Carver said...

Yeah, I love that book! Dream Worlds by Hans Bacher is another favourite of mine too. I think I need to go back and re-read them :).

Szymon Biernacki said...

Oh yeah, Dream Worlds is amazing as well! I'm in the middle of Jason Scheier's Master Class which is mostly about composition and it made me re-read both of those books and realize that I already forgot half of the info... So good idea to read them again:)I would also recommend 'Mastering Composition' by Ian Roberts. Maybe you also have it? It really got me thinking about big value masses and the most basic foundations of the composition... Powerful stuff:)
Anyway, hope to see more of your super-inspiring work on The Race for the Globe!