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Cafe Art

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Cafe Art

Postby unafraid » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:34 am

This project started off as just a blueprint image of a cafe scene, then it went much, much further.

I first did some color thumbnails with ArtRage and a 12inch Cintiq.

BTW... Artrage and Cintiq....AWESOME. I know photoshop, and I've used Alias's sketchbook.
For the price and it really easy to use. Yeah you can do allot more with Photoshop but when it comes to quick and dirty sketching. Artrage works.... clean and simple!

Then I dove into Maya and rendered a vector background in 3d. Once I had the bg done I went back into ArtRage and roughed out some character placements.
Finally, well almost finally, I did a line clean up of the characters in Illustrator.
When the client and I got to the last stages of fine tuning, he hit the idea of the "rip" pages.
I think it look Ok.
I feel the middle should have a higher contrast, with darker blues. But he pays the bill :).

Whutta ya think?
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Re: Cafe Art

Postby Charles » Mon May 09, 2011 3:45 pm

I like the approach to this, and if I had to choose, I'd go with seeing more of the color version. The glimpse in the corner is nice. To me, it's the best part of the composition. One blueprint version would've worked, and if I was directing this, I'd go with some other approaches to the composition. Mixing it up. None the less, it's imaginative, well done and a fine work.
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