Hi guys! I'm working on this piece for the Color and Design mood project. Paying homage to films like Godzilla, War of The World and Ultraman. It's kinda rough and sketch right now but Let me know what you think and what can I do to improve
I like the colours generally, especially using the blue to differentiate the hero fighter planes, but i think you need to work on the tone to better balance the composition.
You've got the brightest, most contrasting point on the right of the painting where the sun is, which is usually where you would put your point of interest, and yet all of the lines from the directions the planes are travelling point to the left side of the image. I think you need to consolidate this and have one main area to draw the eye to.
Also, the plane in the top left of the image isn't aligned to flight path of the other planes, and it looks like it's going to crash in to the lower left one, perhaps tilt the angle up a bit more.
Also, the centre robot is right in the middle of the composition, which is a bit stale; it might help to offset him slightly to the right of the image, perhaps with the setting sun 'glaring' through his legs.
Over all I feel the image is too dark, I think you could lighten up the horizon and sky a lot more to better silhouette the robots and be more consistent with the visible sun.
alrite, finally had some spare time to do adjustments. I Tweaked the values a little bit and played around with the composition. I'm thinking of adding another giant robot to the scene..somewhere in the background..what do you guys think?
changes so far..
-added a jet in the foreground
-reestablished the perspective and horizon lines
-moved moved 'mecha bug' to the right
-tweaked values to lighten up image a bit
feel free to crit I'd love to hear your opinions and take this piece to the next step.
i like the 2nd comp a lot, the lighter sky helps a lot in bringing out the contrast of the robot/city but it feels too calm for such a scene. i think it would be really awsome to get some explosions and bright fire in the background to really bring out the mood. it would be cool if you could add more interaction/gunfire between the jets and the robot. right now it is not clear if they are in battle or if they are just there together in the city. also u should try and refine your depth of field. a lot of the major elements of your piece are too blurry to read as strong focal points. awsome work though. keep it up