reading about the artists at muddy colors
THE TRIANGLE OF DEATH
A triangle of death is an area of the image where the composition allows the viewer to get trapped and leaves part of the image as dead space. In this case, the foreground branches at the top left lead down to the troll’s face, which then points down to the boars and the helmet. This would be ok except that the sharp verticals in the background trees pull us back up into those branches, creating a self-contained compositional form that splits the image, leaving the dwarves, who are a main narrative element, as a separate dead space.
The strong red arrow in the middle shows the line where the image gets split. This can still work if you have text that goes in your image, or if this image were to be intended for a wrap-around book cover. Since my goal was a stand alone poster image, this compositional dead space was a failure.
How to solve this?
I didn’t want to monkey with the characters, because I really like their arrangement and their relation to one another. So I decided to employ a classical solution that has been used by artists for centuries:
When in doubt, add more trees.
in an age of 500,000,000 songs why do we only use 90’s over used songs in movies and trailers?
- working on a drawing late late at night: aw yeah this is gonna be great look at that gorgeous linework i am a genius
- looking at same drawing in the morning: oh god no what have i done
Ok… I have movies I feel people should see…
They are not your normal movies. Most “nerdy” guys would start off with star wars. But I’m not most guys
In no real order
Any muppet move (jim)
Aliens (yes both. They defined scifi for a generation) and hr giger designed the aliens and ships
Star trek the voyage home
Happythankyoumoreplease -written, directed and starring by Ted mosby
Beautiful losers - if you are in to art
Endless summer… Yea yea I like surfing and documentaries
Jaws - yes jaws was what made me want to study sharks
Ironman - one of the best comic movies (cap America a close 2nd)
7 samurai or yojimbo
Mr smith goes to Washington
Sleepless in Seattle…
I just watched a grown man… Throw a brand new bike (he fell off) in a lake.