Sunday, September 28, 2008

Seminar Demo



I did a demo over at the Laguna college of art and design yesterday, representing the Concept Design Academy. I redesigned the spider from The Mist. The Mist was an amazing story from Stephen King's anthology Skeleton Crew.

I began with showing how I create a composition within the design. This is stuff I normally do subconsciously but I made it more apparent for the purposes of the demonstration. I paid attention to the relationships of proportion, creating a hierarchy of triangles so the elements either framed each other or emphasized where I wanted the viewer to look, rather than fighting each other for attention. the low slung composition gives the impression that it is capable of quick scuttling movement and the giant fang/claws frame the mandibles. I made the mandibles smaller and overlapping to give it a creepier look having the smaller mouth parts slide over each other while eating and to have more mass variance in the face.

I would like to thank the Laguna college of art and design staff, students, and visitors for welcoming me and showing me a good time.

25 comments:

andrewQuintiliani said...

Great design, thanks for breaking it down!

Moai said...

It amazes me how quick and loose your lines and brushstrokes seem to be, yet your images still feel finished.

Izzy Medrano said...

brilliant break down man. I dig the thinking you are emphasizing. I think I oughtta take your class! Are there still openings?

Ben Mauro said...

I was wondering how the event went, that turned out great!

Jason Scheier said...

it was great to see you again old friend!

Elephantiasis said...

You were a pleasure to listen to and speak with, sir! Thank you for giving us a chance to pick at your brain.

(And I still say your D&D work rocks. So there.)

Vinod Rams said...

Man do you need a wheelbarrow for all that bullshit?


JOKE!
Yeah it's great to see you write out your thought process. So much of that is just subconscious! Nice work I love the sense of weight it has.
-Vin

Tham Hoi Mun said...

This is wicked!! I always love how simple shapes here could contain so much volume... Awesome!! :D

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Ang said...

Hey Carlo,
Thanks for showing us your design process and final for making a full concept art piece. It was really cool watching it. Is there anyway I could contact you via email? I attended the workshop this past weekend and did not have time to ask you for your contact info. please let me know.

Thanks so much again!

Sincerely,
Angela

Aman Chaudhary said...

Awesome!

david benzal said...

very good design. with that program work?
See you!

jpforjohnpark said...

Your work is amazing, Ben's told me a lot about you, and your design work!

great stuff carlo,

best

John Park

The_Geeks said...

Insane stuff here..is it possible to see your other blogs or is it too secretive for me to see? :) Thanks for sharing!

CREPAD said...

Thanks for this man! Really helpful !

Richard Evans said...

Hey I was wondering if you could drop me a line at rikman AT rogers.com .

I love your work and although I know you are a really busy guy, I'd like to discuss a possible poster or something.

Thanks, fantastic work man!

Rick E.

Alex Chu said...

Great work Carlo. it's great to see your design process described in words.

Micah Kaneshiro said...

Beautiful work as always and even more helpful with the stages. Thanks for posting this.

JeremySaliba said...

gorgeous work sir

Tooled! said...

damnit man, my jaw has just hit the floor and chipped a tooth. you are a monster, mister chainsaw.

Erick Macias said...

just here browsing through art blogs have to give you my props......I would like to get your opinion on my work.

Wayne Porter said...

great demo...really nice work!

Yelokehay! said...

Fantastic! :)

miketaylorred said...

I love this concept.
I have to practice this kind of designs.

Smarry said...

It amazes me how quick and loose your lines and brushstrokes seem to be, yet your images still feel finished.

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