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EXERCISE: Take/Find a screenshot of a still in a “classic” animation movie and paint over with a modern update.
Two (2) Week Drawing Exercise!
This has been recently popularized by Tyson Murphy, who did a brilliant job with his paint overs of “The Sword in the Stone” and “101 Dalmations“. You can find those and more on his tumblr page HERE. This has been something I’ve seen a few artists do in the past but only until Tyson recreated his did I realize the pure exercise behind it. With the concept and base colors laid out, the focus is ENTIRELY on the shading. So rather than spending the time having to think creatively for a sleek concept or a dynamic composition, your mind can focus on what’s already given and shade it so that the image is brought to life in a more modernized style. So how do you go about choosing the screen cap?
- Find a classic animation movie and take a screenshot of a point that would be a great study to shade over.
- Find a shot that is flat and static in it’s layout and color choices. The simpler the shot, the more you have to work with!
- Bring that screenshot into the handout given below, and place the screenshot in both the top area and a duplicate in the bottom area.
- Paintover the bottom screenshot however you would like, focusing on the shading and lighting.
Post your results on the Concept Cookie site and you may be recognized as a top submission!
Bonus Cookie Points to whomever can guess the mouse in the feature image!