I took my original series of drawings and beat them up:
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Looking for a more 1950's typical colour scheme I found these palettes on www.desktoppub.about.com
Atomic Age Color Combinations
I tried to mess around with the image on the computer but I couldn't manipulate the colour to my satisfaction so I painted over the original with acrylic trying to keep the above colours in mind
I know it shouldn't matter but I couldn't leave the face like that
I've also added the edges of the room as I feel it grounds the image in space
Then I spoilt it by adding carpet!
What clothes would he be wearing? He wears a suit (dark grey, maybe a slight pattern) white shirt & dark tie.
What furniture is in the main area? Plain desk and wooden chair both in a dark wood. A thin rug maybe dark burgundy in colour. Simple light fitting or possibly just a bare bulb. Possibly a tall filing cabinet. The walls are pale cream a bit scuffed & need redecorating
I'm influenced by old black & white films & photos, and have trouble imaging that there was any colour around during the war!
For me the mood of the piece is grey
and so the moodboard
I did some sketches of men in suits
I saw my character standing at the window with his hands behind his back looking out on London
Is this finished? Maybe he has more punch if he's cropped.........
Not sure whether to keep working into it or not so I'm going to leave him for a bit & revisit some of the earlier projects