Saturday, July 16, 2011

How to train your dragon - OOP


An old, incomplete painting from "How to Train your Dragon." In an earlier version of the story, the kids are taken to a training ground high up on the island and they spend the night in a rickety old cabin. I started this painting with a rough marker and pencil sketch to establish the design. I added rough color in photoshop using color balance and then painted and dropped a few textures on top.

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29 comments:

Carrie Liao said...

wow, I love the look of this! It's nice to see the marks that traditional media makes.

mirana said...

There is some really nice texture going on in this! I would not have suspected markers were the medium because of it...I'm guessing you hang on to ones that are low on ink to get this effect? It's amazing what a great feel you can get for designs even in "unfinished" pieces like this.

nachoyague said...

Wow ¡! Wich marides did you use?. i'm pretty happy with "TOuch" markers. Theyre are more cheaper than copic , and very similar! jeep up the great Job.

nachoyague said...

Markers...not marides ( iPad corrections)

Laurice Plando said...

Fantastic! I've seen the movie last year and I absolutely loved it. Now it's even more epic to know that you worked out some concepts for it, especially after I've browsed the book Scott Robertson published for you guys, The Skillful Huntsman, it had such great work and I learned a huge deal from it.

Way to go! :)

Tim Robinson said...

Very nice.

L ROSSI said...

I agree with the others - the combination of traditional and digital is very well done - it's a lovely piece! :)
L

Ben Ho said...

Yups, some great results from the mix media approach. I feel encouraged to try it out myself now. Good stuff!

Gabby Zapata said...

Oh man, this is incredible! I love the texture you gave in this! I like being able to see stuff that wasn't in the art-of book :) Fantastic work!

Rob said...

Really cool! There is a great feeling off this

Brittney Vines said...

Wow, this is awesome. I especially love the roof!

JennySRP said...

awesome

Jim Turner said...

Awesome!

Michael said...

Really great!

Keisha O. said...

This is incredible!

"TORI CAT" said...

This is stunning!!
I love how you have worked into a traditional drawing, with digital media, but kept the qualities of a traditional drawing!!
I hope that makes sense!! It works in my head!!
I mean, its great to see digital media being used as another 'tool' in the artist's tool box alongside pencils and maker pens.
I hope this makes sense?!!
Basically, i think it looks ace!!
Very pretty!! Great job!!
I'd love to see what the picture looked like before it was worked into digitally!!
Good luck with getting everything ready for CTN!
All the best!
Maybe see you at Comic Con?
Best wishes,
Tcat

Munchanka said...

I wish there was a How-To-Train-Your-Dragon amusement park. 1) to ride dragons, and 2) to visit cool sets like this!

nlombardo said...

The traditional media really shines through on this one :) great work!

Peter Bangs said...

beautiful piece of work. I've not seen How to... yet but the more I see of the production art the more I want too. Probably bite the bullet the weekend and just buy it.

Ben Mauro said...

all that kung fu panda stuff is so great mike!

Ashley Jin Kim said...

I love this concept art!!! It's really well done and love the mood you set in this painting. I want to get better at digital painting, myself so using different media seems to be a great idea for that.

chromasketch said...

awesome, got any more incomplete paintings you'd care to share?

BANKSUKI said...

very nice ; )

Matt Hunter Ross said...

Wow, this one is really amazing. I personally like the "unfinished" conceptual work better. Nice!

patrick said...

amazing!

mjasnowski said...

Your work is really beautiful and full of character :)

Kristoffer W. Mikkelsen said...

it looks amazing, I am such a huge fan of your work! Thanks for doing what you do.

Celine Choo said...

Looking real good!

Malgorzata Arska said...

today it's 4.08 and I just found your blog....
few days earlier and I could have chance to get it...

anyway I am happy that I am following your art from now :)