Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Visual Effects Design: Planet Painting
Back in November of 1988 I decided to pull out my gouache paints and start painting. One such illustration was of a planet, or a planet's moon. This was before computers -- at least at the consumer level -- made this sort of thing a snap, and at virtually no cost.
I painted the full planet knowing I could mask out part of the image during photography. Hence, the painted "dark side".
Though a compass was one of many tools in my art supplies I used something more low tech: A dessert plate. Diameter: 17 centimeters; about five and three-quarter inches. The planet was painted at a small size since my intention was to show it far off in the distance -- for whatever project I would use it in.
Now there's a project....