After finishing my last thumbnail sketches, i decided that by taking a look at a few artists and their works would be a good idea to get the feel and inspiration that could help me with my own work. Also certain styles could possibly inspire me to use something like them in my pieces.
The first artist i looked at was Marc Gabbana, the french born artist.. He has done a lot of amazing work on massive films, such as Star Wars and Hellboy. But the work that most interested me, was that of the motion capture film Beowulf. The reason that i liked this work so much was because it gave the look of dark, dingy and damp surroundings, and of course that is exactly what i am trying to portray with my ideas for 2000 leagues under the sea. I havent seen this film, but after seeing his and others work on the film im very keen to do so.
Also they way he does his preparation sketches are amazing, and would love to be able to do quick sketches like that someday.
I really like his work, obviously his work on the X-men and star wars is great.. But there are two areas that i like in his gallery. The transformers, even though this nothing to do with what i am researching, i love everything about transformers and think that the art work that goes into it is formidable. Secondly there is a piece called The Fountain, i am drawn to these images because he uses objects close to the screen and it makes you want to see behind it, or around the corner.. Also the lighting affects he has used in these stills are beautiful and i would like to be able to take that into my work, with the light coming from the sun down into the sea and lighting certain areas..