Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Toy Sub In Giant Fish

Here's another black prismacolor on vellum. I spent a little less time on this one and held back on the details. It's a toy sub inside a giant fish and some might wonder where the light is coming from??? but since it's probably pitch black inside a fish and we needed some light, I chose to ignore the logic and concentrate on the mood.

Just added the latest version after foolin' around with it a bit more at work.


Blogger martin wittig said...

Awesome imagination!!! Really great work!:)

10:33 PM  
Blogger El leo said...

jejeje, thanx hans for your last comments...but i think the color is still too hard in some parts and too washed in another ones (sorry people, i'm talking about my work) i'm starting with an easier one, with less color latitude, more defined shadows, etc.

about your sketches, i didn't realize about the unreal light until you said it, but it stills look awesome... maybe the second one has more realistic lights, they may come for the fish mouth... now i'm takin a second look at your images.. the upper fish could be stabbed or something...

anyway, i think it says what you wanted to say...

11:26 PM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...

AWESOME WORK, would love to see this one in 3d :).great enviroment!!

11:34 PM  
Blogger Henry Elmo Bawden said...

Great job Hans. I like the assorted lures that are hooked in the mouth. It really helps emphasize the size of the fish. It looks great. Is this for any project in particular, or just for fun? Take care.


3:04 AM  
Blogger ken said...

lovely drawing! and cool idea.

and who cares where the light is coming from? hehe ;)

4:45 AM  
Blogger Karen Molin said...

Ja ja ja!! Du ka sagtens poste loes, naar du, i modsaetning til hvisse andre, ikke skal kaste op hver halve time!!!!!
...det er da fordi det er inden i en hval og lyset kommer gennem dens udluftningshul i toppen!!

5:48 AM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

Hey Hans! I know its basically the same thing every time...and Im sure your not gonna be surprised..


The bird and character designs are fantastic! And the mood you captured in this one is awesome. One day I hope I can tackle environments and composition half as nicely.

til the next round!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Hans said...

Thanks for the nice comments guys....you're the best!;)

el leo: I like the idea with the stabbed fish:D One of my colleagues actually suggested that too.

Virginiajoe: This one is actually for a CG film, so it'll all be modelled in 3D

Henry: Yes, this is for a studio CG film I'm currently working on. Don't wanna get in trouble so I can't say much more than that.

Karen: Jeg kan forestille mig det kan vaere lidt distraherende med 2 mennesker inde i maven! Jeg godtager undskyldningen;) Faktisk skal jeg designe baade en stor fisk og en hval set indefra, saa der kan desvaerre ikke vaere lufthul i dem begge, men godt foreslag:)

Mel: Thanks:) it's a pleasure everytime bro and always motivating!

Thanks again everybody and have a great day:)


1:54 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

WOW!! THis is beautiful, love the lighting!! Great to see your progress at different stages.

2:19 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Ha! Why not ignore the logic! I love it! Great work Hans! This blog rocks!

3:23 PM  
Blogger milo said...

Man incredible work! Lovin your blog! Thanks for the comments. I appreciate you takin a look at my blog. Anyways, keep up the awesome work and I can't wait to see more!!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

wow! i didn't even think about "logic" when i saw this - it just looked right. Its an amazing drawing.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Jafar said...

awesome work, as always!

12:24 AM  
Blogger Samuel Michlap said...

Great story illustration, and wonderful feeling. I like seeing the progression as it shows the thinking.
Thanks for the great art. I'm linking you now.

2:41 AM  
Blogger Alexandra Boiger Illustration said...

Your layouts are simply great! Again, really nice lightning and atmosphere.
And thank you so much for your comments!!

3:58 PM  
Blogger Alexiev said...

Che... muy buen trabajo... muy loco...

5:18 PM  
Blogger Kaveh said...

Great piece man~ The composition is looking better every step of the way.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Goobeetsablog said...



I like it.

10:09 PM  
Blogger lorraine_alvarez said...

Great concept and mood in this! Keep it up!

4:02 AM  
Blogger Miras said...

Wow! Good job, Hans!
Superb atmosphere, and nice idea. What kind of fish it is, I wonder?...

5:17 PM  
Blogger Samuel Michlap said...

Thanks for all the kind words. I wish DW put outmore than just one art of book as the talent on that campus is out of this world.... great people and incredible art. I finally parted ways with DW last summer to help build a new animation company called IDT Entertainment. I'm having a blast and since it's small, at the moment, we all feel very invested in the films... hopefully we can inspire. I love the enregy of your work and the fact that it really looks like you are having fun doing them.
Thanks again, Sam

10:47 PM  
Blogger justinpatrickparpan said...

I really like the work your doing. The submarine illustration is quite an extrodinary image, I would definetly hold on to that idea!

4:51 AM  
Blogger Brian Growe said...

Very nice bg study sir!

1:15 AM  
Blogger Ken Chandler said...

Thanks for posting your preliminary work, as well as your finished pencils. They all look amazing, but somehow get progressively better. Your Bluejay is a amazing too! I should say it's my favorite-- it's all amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

And one suggestion, could you put a glow-in-the-dark toy such as a dinosaur, super-bouncing ball, or something of the sort in there to give it the light you're looking for. Or could the light be coming from exterior lamps on the sub itself? Just some thoughts, though it looks amazing without changing a thing. Fantastic!

11:03 AM  
Blogger REE said...

mood (CHECK)!
i even like the fact that your "losing" line in some places. you get better with everypiece, as we all should.

yo...about the music...i'm trying to get a flash player hooked up so cats can just scroll thru my ish...i'mmma check you out on that myspace joint and see what's poppin. iight, man.1.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Thanks again everybody, it's really appreciated:) I will be posting a few more portfolio pages soon.

Ken: Thanks for the suggestions, great ideas:)


10:04 AM  
Blogger Kyle Marshall said...

Nice work. And i love how you are showing your proces on these. The second from th bottom is a really nice sketch.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Great variety of work here, Hans.

Superb backgrounds and character work!

11:12 PM  
Blogger Bicos de pés said...

The drawing is very good. With the colors grey awesome.

11:52 AM  
Blogger David Colman said...

maybe it could be a blowhole if it is a whale?? maybe?? then would allow light in there...
what about a floating flashlight that still has batteries in it?? this way wouldnt have to be a whale or other mammal w/blowhole..
just a thought to help your logic.. however, I do have to say one thing..

THIS IS TITS MAN! I love it..works really well..

2:37 PM  
Blogger Dave James said...

Truly great and inspiring. Love to see your process!

12:35 AM  

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