My goal is to become a 2D artist/concept artist after studies.For my honours project in particular I want to focus on environmentart. Therefore some general research into this area covering themain aspects of environment design is fundamental.Though I have not defined my research area for my dissertationspecifically as yet, on the practical side my main aim and objective isto gain experience in capturing and communicating a mood andatmosphere through environment design.
How does colour affect the mood and atmosphere in environment design? What impact do staging and lighting have in the creation of believable and atmospheric environments?
Examine the impact staging and lighting/ colour has in the creation of believable and atmospheric environments.1. Search for and evaluate existing media concerning staging and lighting/ colour to build up an atmospheric environment.2. Analyse films/animations/imagery in which environment design is enhanced through staging and lighting as a case study.3. Test stage: Design and create an environment with two different settings/atmospheres. The basic layout/story of the scene will stay the same and the experimentation of different staging and lighting approaches will show how it influences the environments mood through different lighting, staging, composition, colour schemes and camera perspectives. -> media tests and concept design4. Final product: A series of concept designs related to each other capturing and communicating a mood and atmosphere through the environment design.
Bacher, Hans (23 Nov 2007). ‘Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation’. Focal Press. Overview of researched topics: ◦ Staging ◦ Lighting ◦ Camera rules ◦ Floorplans ◦ Composition ◦ Colour schemes ◦ Values
Edwards, Betty (23 Sept 2004). ‘Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors’. Tarcher. Overview of researched topics: o Color Theory o Seeing Colors as Values o How Light Changes Colors o How Colors Affect Each Other o Mixing Colors o Hue, Value and Intensity
Loomis, Andrew (1947). ‘Creative Illustration’. Viking Press. Overview of researched topics: ◦ Tone e.g. The Four Properties of Tone Explained ◦ Color e.g. Spectrum as Related to Light and Shadow
MacLean, Fraser (1 Sep 2011). ‘Setting the Scene’. Chronicle Books. Mascelli, Joseph V. (1 Oct 1998). ‘The Five Cs of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques’. Scb Distributors.
Color Theory http://handprint.com/HP/WCL/wcolor.html Color Theory http://www.worqx.com/color/ Concept Art Tutorials http://www.fengzhudesign.com/tutorials.htm Is Your Concept Art Portfolio Versatile Or Just Confusing?http://chrisoatley.com/concept-art-portfolio-confusing/ Game Design Artisthttp://www.animationarena.com/game-design-artist.html
◦ Drawing/illustration skills◦ Effective communication skills◦ Ability to visualise perspective and 3-dimensional space◦ Visualisation/interpretation of other peoples ideas◦ Flexible, concerning art style, in able to adapt to new projects/ change when requested
Improve anatomy and drawing skills in several fields ->Gain versatility Also, Characters help demonstrate the scale of an environment (On the right a practice study of mine)