Sunday, November 1, 2009

Crowds - Mucha

Ed suggested we look at some Mucha painting for crowds. These are the ones that interest me.
Ed's notes on crowds
- Treat crowds as abstract shapes
- Pick up T-Shirt silhouette or pants
- Block in architectural shapes
- use dark and light in shadow shapes (this can be done with prismacolor pencils over markers)
- play with shapes and tones
- lead the eye by breaking up the space w/ groupings of people
- observe first and try to create a nice pattern with crows groupings
- go back later and support it
- it is more important to get outside shapes pretty well
- the further back we go the flatter the elipses get
- go back into sketches and make it better by memory
- make sure you know where the group plane is

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