June 04, 2010

Shrek Forever After: evolution of a sketch

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The ogre resistance encampment was an interesting challenge, here's one of many passes we took at it:

Moleskine sketch



Color rough



"Ogreifying" the location in photoshop



Establishing the scene as an ogre encampment and finishing in photoshop.



I prefer the previous image over this one, I'm a location guy more than a character painter but they asked me to populate the scene with characters. This is what I came up with.

37 comments:

vitalik shu said...

im spechless!!! its to perfect! thanks! )))

Kendra Melton said...

wow, just wow. Fantastic!

Tooninator said...

it just boggles my mind how you can put down a few strokes of colour and that's your location.

Minjarr said...

every step you have is such a great build up to the next. Thanks for showing us these, they're extremely helpful!

:)

btw, have you ever thought about recording yourself while you paint? (digital or traditional)

Sven said...

I love every step of those! What makes it even more impressive is that you come up with this level of quality under production pressure- wow!

LuisNCT said...

thanks for sharing this process!

kelipipo said...

Fascinating! "From-sketch-on" posts are my favourites.

Carolyn said...

Ya these are so cool! I love to see the process you have to go through. Its really cool!

Mark McDonnell said...

AMAZING . . .you're such a talent. The amount of depth, mood and quite frankly realism. Amazing and so fun to look at.

Best,

MAC

Gulzar said...

I so agree with Mac, its so rich just in a static form....wonderful!

Charles Santoso said...

Thanks for sharing your process, Nathan. Such a wonderful piece :) All the best.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Simply Amazing!Joy for eyes.:o)

Kan Muftic said...

incredible, the lest two look like production stills.

j.etienne said...

fascinating to watch the process.

Jackson Sze said...

Wow, so cool, Nathan!

Arthur Fong said...

thank you so much for sharing your process with us!

Keul said...

It seems so easy when I look at the process... thanks for sharing, here i found some of the best art i've seen in a long time!

benjamin hotton said...

Well i was wondering what if you were feeling more confortable with characters !!!!! that's great ! i always take you as source of learning !!!! ;)

Paintopolis said...

Really beautiful Nathan! I got to paint all the trees in this one. -James

Mariusz Kornatka said...

WOW! Thanks for sheering Sir!

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All the best,
Mariusz

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Rose said...

The contrast between the lights and darkness is really beautiful in these scenes.

Mark McDonnell said...

AMAZING . . . love the process as well as the completed frame. Beautiful Nathan,

MAC

Mark McDonnell said...

I had to come back for more . . . .

MAC

Marcos Mateu said...

Beautiful, grand sense of space

Marcelo Braga said...

Thanks for sharing all the steps till the final piece. It's great to see.

Stephen James. said...

Very nice to see the process. I should know better but sometimes it seems like you have a magic wand that you use to create these studies.

Benjamin Plouffe said...

i really like seeing the steps. I also like the feel of the textures you achieve in the final paintings.
You should populate your paintings with characters more. YOu do a great job.

Thanks for sharing.

Tom Scholes said...

magnificent. Makes me feel lazy.

Moonito said...

i love the background
but i don like much the ogers

eniway is fantastic

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Elad Tibi said...

Thank you so much for sharing,
superb work as always!

Abz said...

wow man, you're intense! loving this!!!

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