Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Moving Objects

-By Jesper Ejsing


In a painting, I always try to capture the figure in movement. preferably in the middle of a movement, perhaps out of balance or hanging in the air from a jump. I want to capture the scene as it would look like from a snapshot angle of an innocent bystander. In fantasy painting I think this way of capturing a scene in an impressionistic snapshot of the moment lends credibility to an unbeliavable scenery or figure.

One way to add a sence of “ camera snapshot” is to add something that we consciously know is moving - Like a leave in the wind or drops of water, spray of blood or perhaps my best element: Birds.

Birds are instantly known as moving objects. When seen in the background they give the image that this is a snapshot. A moment lasting only for a second.
Here are a couple of examples




5 comments:

  1. You're like the John Woo of illustration with those birds!
    Good point. It's definitely an overlooked touch that can really add to an illustration.

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  2. What medium do you use in the black and white pictures above, Jesper? I love how crisp the image looks.

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    1. It is pencil. I add the grey tones with a cloth and some graphite powder. the white lines are from an electric eraser. Works like you are painting white again into the tones.

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    2. It is pencil. I add the grey tones with a cloth and some graphite powder. the white lines are from an electric eraser. Works like you are painting white again into the tones.

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  3. nice one jesper, this helps out with a few magic cards I'm working on - don't sue me if a few birds show up!

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