I did a little project for myself the last couples of days. I took a setting paint it and use it as a background while I illustrated everything in the space. Using a lot of the reference pics I took of the Tom Petty Tribute show I saw recently it was a great opportunity to explore color light on the set and people. I've known other artists to try this approach while doing life drawing, which I think is quite interesting! Maybe I'll do it too at some point.
During my down times I plan on working on my own project. I feel like I can explore my own skills and play around with ideas that had been rolling in my head.
At the moment I'm working on a story based on the Wizard of Oz. However in this version all the characters are birds you can find around Berlin, Germany. Featuring: House Sparrows, Hooded Crows, Rock Pigeons, and Peacocks (yes there's peacocks here, an island full of them!) The settings are in progress along with where I'd like to go with the story. My plans are to create the characters, environments, animations, graphic design, and illustrations.
"Dorothy" (name might change) is a little House Sparrow who is thrown into a different "landscape/world" and must find her way back. I imagine her to be a bit sassy, caring, and adventurous. I want to continue exploring her character as I work on the rest.
I will post the next character preferably next week :)