Just little somethin' somethin' I've been working on and off for the past few days:
A lot, and I mean a lot, of reference went into this piece. Oh dear.
Originally, Miyazaki's work was a big influence on this piece (as my friend Mat was completing a homage to him for our 3D studio, and shared some of his research with me...turns out he was raised by two airplane mechanics), so I really wanted to play around with the idea of flight. As I kept working, though, my dad became the person I thought of most whenever I opened the file; he always talks about mechanical matters, especially airplanes, since he was training to be a pilot back in the day...with skydiving on the side. I'm not too sure if he ever flew a biplane, though, but they always seemed to catch my attention moreso than other flying machines.
But regardless, I'm a huge, huge fan of Miyazaki's backgrounds and the color use: they're almost obnoxiously vivid, but just enough. His use of space and atmosphere, too, and quite wonderful, so I've really been watching a lot of his movies as of late...
...and Pixar's super blue skies are always beautiful (especially in the trailer's for Up!, which I'm super excited for), so now that I look back at it, I feel like I subconsciously wanted to learn a little bit about their environments/color, too, so maybe I was able to get a little bit of that, too. Oh, Pixar, how you play my heartstrings.
Spring break marks the homestretch; so passes my freshman year at college. Ah, it pains me to think of how quick it passed. I'll miss it...but a. I have 3 more years, and b. I get to spread my RISD love with the incoming freshmen as a (terrorizing) tour guide, ftw!
It's now 6 pm. Time to start legitimate homework for tomorrow.
Over and out.